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4130 Chrome Moly Sheet Specifications

4130 ann norm

4130, also known as Chrome Moly (aka chromoly) (so named for 2 key elements of its composition, chromium, and molybdenum), is a general-purpose alloy steel that has been widely used by the aviation and motorsports industries for years. Weldability, fabrication, and mild hardenability make it a popular choice in all forms – tube, bar, sheet, and plate.

4130 Sheet and plates are available in two conditions;

Normalized and Annealed

Produced to the aerospace specification AMS-6345, sometimes referred to as "Condition N". The normalized condition is the harder and stronger condition and is best used when forming is not needed.

Normalizing relieves internal stress on steel and improves toughness in steels that may harden after the cold working process. For normalization to occur, steel is warmed to a temperature just above its upper critical point and then allowed to air cool. Air cooling produces a much quicker cooling rate producing a harder less ductile sheet which is great for making rigid parts.

Produced to the aerospace specification AMS-6350, sometimes referred to as "Condition A". The annealed condition is the softer and formable condition and is best used when forming is needed.

Annealing relieves internal stresses, softens and makes the material more ductile. The material is uniformly heated and held at a specific temperature for a period of time and cooled in a furnace or other controlled environment to produce a finer and more uniform grain structure. This creates a softer more formable sheet that allows a tighter bend radius.

Typical Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength min.
Yield Strength min.
Elongation min. % in 2"
Normalized .025" - .187"

95,000 psi
75,000 psi
Up to .062” - 8%
Over .062” to .125” - 10%
Over .125” to .187” - 12%
Normalized over .187" - .375"

90,000 psi
70,000 psi
Over .187” to .249” - 15%
Over .250” to .749” - 16%
85,000 psi max.
66,700 psi

Chemical Analysis - Percent by Weight

.28 to .33
.40 to .60
.025 (max)
.025 (max)
.15 to .35
.80 to 1.10
.25 (max)
.15 to .25
.35 (max)

4130 Sheet and plates are commonly stocked in 36” x 72” dimensions.

Thicknesses range from .025” to .375”