Molybdenum alloying in high-performance flat-rolled steel grades

Pello Uranga, Cheng Jia Shang, Takehide Senuma, Jer Ren Yang, Ai Min Guo, Hardy Mohrbacher

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Considerable progress in developing flat-rolled steel grades has been made by the Chinese steel industry over the recent two decades. The increasing demand for high-performance products to be used in infrastructural projects as well as in production of consumer and capital goods has been driving this development until today. The installation of state-of-the-art steel making and rolling facilities has provided the possibility of processing the most advanced steel grades. The production of high-performance steel grades relies on specific alloying elements of which molybdenum is one of the most powerful. China is nearly self-sufficient in molybdenum supplies. This paper highlights the potential and advantages of molybdenum alloying over the entire range of flat-rolled steel products. Specific aspects of steel property improvement with respect to particular applications are indicated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-34
Number of pages20
JournalAdvances in Manufacturing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2020


  • Direct quenching
  • HSLA steel
  • Precipitation
  • Press hardening
  • Quench & tempering
  • Quenching & partitioning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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