The KEY to METALS database includes more than 185,000 grades from all over the world. Their chemical compositions, mechanical and physical properties, cross-references, and more are only a click away. Finding a grade in the database is very easy and takes seconds. For example, let’s look into the properties of steel grade X5CrNiMo 17 12 2 according to DIN. Simply use Quick Search at the Subscribers Home page enter the designation and select DIN from the standard list.
After clicking the material from the resulting list, a list of subgroups appears. In Key to Metals, the term “subgroups” refers to specifications that define properties of the steel grade; in this case the specification DIN 1654-5 is selected. Note that properties defined according to different specifications may differ significantly.
Composition, cross-references and properties of the steel grade X5CrNiMo 17 12 2 can then be reviewed by clicking appropriate links. See examples below.