Description of Steel 46Cr2 (1.7006)
China 46Cr2-Alloy steel is usually produced by BEF & AOD followed by electroslag remelting (ESR) / VAR if necessary for special purpose.Bars and, where applicable, forgings are subjected to ultrasonic examination based on the different levels according to the buyers’ requirements.It is an alloy steel formulated for primary forming into wrought products. 1.7006 is the EN numeric designation for this material. 46Cr2 is the EN chemical designation.It has a moderately low embodied energy among EN wrought alloy steels. In addition, it has a fairly low base cost and a moderately low electrical conductivity.The properties of EN 1.7006 steel include three common variations. This page shows summary ranges across all of them. For more specific values, follow the links immediately below. The graph bars on the material properties cards further below compare EN 1.7006 steel to: EN wrought alloy steels (top), all iron alloys (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it’s 50% of the highest, and so on.