Technical Briefing

Niobium in advanced high strength steel fasteners

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• Trend towards use of microalloying and thermomechanical processing to eliminate the
need for costly post cold heading heat treatment
• Niobium reduces the hydrogen embrittlement tendency found in very high strength cold
heading steel
• Thermomechanical rolling mill process in cold heading steels ensures the optimization of
microalloying strategies
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