Bearing elements

Alloy elements Mechanical properties
Hardness
Tensile stress resistance
Tensile strength
Elasticity
Constriction
Impact value
Elastictiy
Heat resistance
Silicon + + ++ ~ +++ +
Manganese in pearlitic steel + + + ~ ~ ~ + ~
Manganese at austenitic steel + +++ ~ = = =
Chrome ++ ++ ++ + +
Nickel in pearlitic steel + + + ~ ~ ~ = +
Nickel at austenitic steel + +++ ++ +++ = +++
Aluminium = = = = = =
Tungsten + + + ~ = +++
Vanadium + + + ~ ~ + + ++
Cobalt + + + = ++
Molybdenum + + + + = ++
Copper + + ++ ~ ~ ~ = +
Sulphur = = = = =
Phosphorus + + + = =
Allow elements
Cooling speed
Carbide forming
Wear resistance
Forgeability
Machinibility
Forge hammer blow
Ability for nitrating
Rust resistance

 

Silicon + + ++ ~ +++ +
Manganese in pearlitic steel + + + ~ ~ ~ + ~
Manganese at austenitic steel + +++ ~ = = =
Chrome ++ ++ ++ + +
Nickel in pearlitic steel + + + ~ ~ ~ = +
Nickel at austenitic steel + +++ ++ +++ = +++
Aluminium = = = = = =
Tungsten + + + ~ = +++
Vanadium + + + ~ ~ + + ++
Cobalt + + + = ++
Molybdenum + + + + = ++
Copper + + ++ ~ ~ ~ = +
Sulphur = = = = =
Phosphorus = = = ++ = = =

Legend:

+ Increase – Decrease
++ Reinforced effect — Large reduction
+++ Large reinforced effect — Very large reduction
= Unknown ~ Approximately equal