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Keep an overview: Our materials database

There are over 2,500 standardized types of steel worldwide. Each of them has its own chemical composition and is obtained through different manufacturing and post-processing processes. 400 different materials alone are created in our rolling mills.

Each individual type of steel is predestined for its very own place of use due to its physical properties: Titanium and titanium alloys are comparatively light and are used wherever every gram counts; the steel structure inside a concrete wall must have different properties than a high-voltage pylon that is directly exposed to the weather. There is a specialized material for almost every application...

...and we make it easy for you to keep track.
Because in our materials database you will not only find a wide selection of our steels; At the same time, practical filter and search functions enable you to find exactly the type of steel that is predestined for your project in a matter of seconds.

We would like to explain to you how our database works in detail and what other advantages you have.

How to use our database

With the help of our materials database, both professionals and inexperienced people can easily find their way around our offer and choose from dozens of materials that are best suited for their intended purpose.

To make your search easier, we have implemented a variety of filter options, which you can use as follows:


Under 'General' you will find filters that you can use to search for a specific material and to classify our steels according to their typical areas of application.

If you already know the material you are looking for, use:

  • EN: The material number according to the European standard. Among other things, it provides information about the main material group and the grade of a steel.
  • Short name: The short name of a steel follows a complex system that describes its intended use, its chemical composition or its mechanical properties.
  • AISI: The abbreviation stands for the American Iron and Steel Institute. The North American industry association classifies steel grades according to its own numerical system.
  • UNS: The Unified Numbering System assigns each metal and its alloys a number, each preceded by a letter. N stands for example for nickel alloys, R for refractory alloys.
  • Commercial designation: A name has been established for numerous materials in global trade that is easier to say than the short name. The tongue twister Ti6Al2Sn4Zr2Mo becomes about Ti6-2-4-2.

However, if you are still unsure which type of steel is perfect for you, but you know its purpose or which standards it should meet, use:

  • Typical areas of application: Here we have listed exactly where our materials are usually used. Important keywords related to your industry, such as medical technology, aerospace or apparatus engineering, will help you immediately.
    You will also find detailed uses of our steel grades here - from heating elements and suspensions for rolling machines to pinions, gears and bolts.
  • Applicable standards: In many industries, a material may only be used if it meets a strict standard. If you know this specification, this filter will help you. We have steels according to DIN, European standard (EN), ISO, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and Aerospace Material Specification (AMS) ready for you.

Chemical properties

If you don't yet know your personal material by name, but know that you are looking for a titanium or nickel alloy, then this filter is your most important tool.

23 fasteners can be separately activated, searched and sorted according to their percentage in an alloy. This filter also allows experts to draw conclusions about the properties of a material, because these depend to a large extent on the alloying elements added, in addition to its treatment.

Physical properties

The chemical composition of a material and its subsequent treatment result in its physical properties. These in turn determine its place of use. So if you know which functions your material should fulfill, use:

  • Density: The mass per unit volume. The higher the density, the heavier a material is; other physical properties are derived directly from it.
  • Electrical Resistance: The measure of the voltage required to pass a given electrical current through the material. The lower the resistance, the more conductive the steel is.
  • Thermal Conductivity: The rate at which heat propagates through the material. A low value means good thermal insulation, a high value means faster heat conduction.
  • Mean coefficient of thermal expansion: A measure of how much the material changes dimensions with temperature changes. A small value means high dimensional stability even at high temperatures.
  • Typical heat treatment: This entry provides you with information about which heat treatment process was used in the production of the material.
  • Typical Hardness: A measure of the mechanical resistance that the material offers to penetration by a body. Hard materials are often brittle, meaning they break easily under deformation. That is why the next value is also decisive for the resilience of steel materials.
  • Typical Tensile Strength: The resistance of the material to plastic deformation. Depending on the area of ​​application of the steel, a well thought-out balancing of its hardness and tensile strength is important.
  • Analysis Notes: Numerous test methods used to determine the physical properties of a material are subject to a precisely defined standard. This entry tells you which standardizations are used.


The last filter option is particularly helpful if you are looking for materials that are used in different industries.

With a single mouse click, you can see all the steels from our portfolio that are suitable for further processing, for example in aerospace technology, automotive engineering or the chemical industry.

Our materials database, your benefits

It is probably obvious why our database makes it easier for you to search for materials: You only have to set the appropriate filter and you will find exactly the right special material for your application.

In the future, you will be spared the inefficient study of data sheet after data sheet, as well as the tiresome scrolling through confusing lists. Find exactly what you're looking for in seconds, or narrow down your selection to a handful of materials for follow-up questions. Once you have found the product of your choice, all the information is available for download with a quick click on Details.

Uncertainties regarding the suitability of a material for your purposes will be completely eliminated at the latest after a short discussion with our support. Above all, you save valuable time in your research work. Because annoying searches on the Internet will not bring you any sales, but starting your production with our special steels in a timely manner will.

With this in mind, we wish you a lot of fun browsing through our database and would be happy to answer your enquiry.