Material properties and selection

The properties of engineering materials determine which are used where, and why. The links below explain molybdenum’s role in a variety of alloys and other engineering applications:


Stainless steel

Molybdenum grade stainless steels

Stainless grades and properties

Metallurgy of molybdenum in stainless steel

Coastal salt exposure

Deicing salt exposure

Fire resistance


Alloy steel

Molybdenum grade alloy steel and irons

Metallurgy on molybdenum in alloy steel and iron



Hydrogen embrittlement

Heat treatable engineering steel

Heat treatable plate steel

High strength low alloy steel