Search for steel materials and alloys by chemical composition

The composition search allows you to find international materials based on their specific chemical composition. A definition of tolerances allow a larger number of matches on materials. You can specify whether search values ​​should enclose database composition values ​​or lie within the database composition values. The fuzzy search helps you to automatically determine the tolerances in order to find the desired number of materials.

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The ONLINE :: Stahlschlüssel - Key to Steel offers a smart composition search that helps you find a suitable material by chemical composition

Features in detail

  • The composition search (inverse search) allows you to determine a material based on its chemical composition.
  • Assign tolerances for single or multiple elements.
  • Let our fuzzy-search take care of calculating the tolerances for the entire composition or individual elements to expand your search result to the desired number of materials.
  • Search within all or a specific country.
  • There are two search methods available for each element:
    • Outside: Search values must include the database value range.
    • Inside: Search values must both be within the database value range (analogous to Single value search)
  • Exclude individual elements your required material is not supposed to contain.
  • Transfer the chemical composition of a material to the search page to find alternative materials with identical or similar chemical compositions.
  • Save and load your search data.
  • Save your filter settings as a template and share them with your colleagues (optional).
  • The result list contains designations and material numbers (if available).
  • For each material in the result list, a comparison is shown between search and composition data of the material.
  • Clear display of the respective percentage deviation.
  • Color highlighting shows you at a glance which searched elements the material actually contains.
  • List of all relevant footnotes.

Your benefits

  • Save valuable time in your research.
  • Comprehensive online steel database with continuously updated and trustworthy material data.
  • Our online material database is constantly being expanded and optimized.
  • Our team has been researching material data since 1951 and preparing them in a sophisticated, precise and clear way for various media (web, CD-ROM and book). Indispensable for anyone dealing with steel.
  • Affordable, fair and flexible licensing models. Individual company licenses available upon request.
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