EN26W Alloy Steel

EN26 EN26W steel stockholders and suppliers. EN26 is a 2.5% nickel chromium molybdenum high tensile grade available as full bar lengths or cut pieces with delivery to the whole of the UK. It is usually supplied hardened and tempered to W condition. EN26W has a tensile of 1075/1225 N/mm². It is suitable for applications which require higher tensile and yield strength than EN24 or EN25 specifications. EN26W round bar is available from stock. When required it can be induction or flame hardened and is also suitable for nitriding.

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Alternative grades we supply

EN16T | EN19T | EN24T | EN30B | EN31 | EN32 | EN36 | EN40B | EN41B |

Form of Supply

West Yorkshire Steel are stockholders and suppliers of EN26W round bar. Diameters can be sawn to your required length as one offs or multiple cut pieces. Ground alloy steel bar can be supplied, providing a high tensile engineering steel precision ground bar to tight tolerances.

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EN26W is a commonly used engineering steel for applications that require a higher tensile than EN24T. Typical applications include gears, shafts, spindles, pins, rams, turbine discs and torsion bars.

Carbon 0.36-0.44% Silicon 0.10-0.35%
Nickel 2.30-2.80% Manganese 0.50-0.70%
Chromium 0.50-0.80% Phosphorous 0.050% max
Molybdenum 0.40-0.70% Sulphur 0.050% max

Pre heat carefully, then raise the temperature to 1150-1200°C and hold at temperature until thoroughly soaked and suitable to forge. Do not forge below 850°C. After forging the steel should be cooled slowly.

Heat slowly to 790-840°C. Hold until the temperature is uniform throughout the steel. Cool in a furnace.

EN26W is supplied ready heat treated. If further heat treatment is required annealed EN26 should be heated to 820-850°C and hold until the temperature is uniform through the section. Quench the EN26 steel in oil, water or polymer as required.

EN26 can be flame or induction hardened to obtain a good surface hardness.

Heat the component to the required tempering temperature (450-660°C) and thoroughly soak for one hour per 25mm thickness of section, cool in still air.

Condition Tensile
U 925-1075 755 12 42 269-331
V 1000-1150 850 12 42 293-352
W 1075-1225 940 11 35 311-375
X 1150-1300 1020 10 28 341-401
Y 1225-1375 1095 10 21 363-429
Z 1550 1235 5 9 444

(*subject to ruling section)

Heat treatment temperatures, including rate of heating, cooling and soaking times will vary due to factors such as the shape and size of each alloy steel component. Other considerations during the heat treatment process include the type of furnace, quenching medium and work piece transfer facilities. Please consult your heat treatment provider for full guidance on heat treatment of alloy steel.

EN26W alloy steel is available with a cast and analysis certificate or a BS EN 10204 3.1 mill certificate, please request when placing any orders.

EN26W is supplied in accordance with our ISO 9001:2015 registration.