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Chromium Vanadium Heat Treatable Steel

15CDV6 Steel alloy

15CDV6 is a chromium-molybdenum-vanadium heat treatable steel with high strength after heat treatment (1080-1280 N/mm²).

Outstanding Yield Strength

Easily welded and does not require localised heat treatment after welding. 15CDV6 benefits from a combination of outstanding yield strength and good toughness.


15CDV6 is a chromium vanadium stainless steel alloy supplied in tube form. The alloy is easily welded and heat treatable, and does not require localised heat treatment after welding. With outstanding yield strength the alloy also offers good toughness. The alloy finds use in applications particularly in aerospace and motorsport.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Pressure vessels
  • Wishbones
  • Uprights
  • Suspension components
  • Motorsport applications
  • Track and push rods
  • Rocket motor casings
  • Roll cages

We stock 15CDV6 in round tube.

Technical Assistance

Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.

Additional Info

A technical datasheet for 15CDV6 is available in PDF file format. To view and download, please click here.

We offer in-house processing options - for more information, please refer to our processing services.

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