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Why HSLA-V Steel?
  HSLA-V Steel, or high-strength low-alloy steel produced with vanadium, provides many benefits over standard low C-Mn steel and other alloy steels. In general, HSLA-V provides an increased strength-to-weight ratio over standard low C-Mn steels. Vanadium, when used as an alloy, helps to improve the critical engineering properties of standard low C-Mn steels without greatly increasing the cost.

Reduced Weight. Increased Strenght.

HSLA-V steels enable lighter structures, compared to standard low C-Mn steel structures and also provide:
  • Weldability
  • Ductility
  • Strength
  • Elongation

Vanadium, when used as an alloy, leads to:
  • Ease of use during the steelmaking process
    • High recovery of alloy additions
    • Good castability
    • High solubility during reheating
    • Avoidance of high roll forces
  • Effective strengthening at all carbon levels
  • Predictable strengthening with the addition of up to 0.15% Vanadium in HSLA-V steels