UGI® 4116N Annealed

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The high carbon and nitrogen content of UGI® 4116N leads to a very attractive corrosion resistance versus hardness properties. It can replace grades 1.4112 / 1.4125 (AISI 440B and 440C) in many applications.

Processing similar to type 1.4034 (AISI 420) stainless steel, therefore much easier than 1.4112 / 1.4125 (AISI 440B and 440C)

Recommended applications: pins, shafts, nozzles, wear resistant parts, etc. as a replacement of 1.4112/1.4125 or AISI 440B / 440C.

Possible mechanical properties after treatment on parts:

The following Table summarizes the mechanical properties at room temperature which may be obtained after heat treatment on parts:

ConditionHardnessImpact Values KCV
Air Cooled from 1050°C + Tempered 200°C/1h57.56.7 J/cm²
Air Cooled from 1050°C + Cryogenic Cooling (-80°C/1h) + Tempering 200°C/1h58.52.3 J/cm²

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7.7 g/cm³

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Elastic modulus

215 GPa

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Hardness, Vickers


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Coefficient of thermal expansion

0.0000112 1/K

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20 to 300°C

Thermal conductivity

30 W/(m·K)

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Electrical resistivity

6.5e-07 Ω·m

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Chemical properties



0.48 - 0.55 %

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14.0 - 15.0 %

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0.8 %

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0.05 - 0.15 %

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0.1 - 0.15 %

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Technological properties

Application areas

Parts (pins, shafts, nozzles…) already made with 4112/4125 or 440B/C…High hardness re-quirements with a rather good corrosion resistance.

Corrosion properties

Nitric AcidMedium
Phosphoric AcidNot recommended
Sulfuric AcidNot recommended
Acetic AcidNot recommended
NaCl (Salt Fog)Not recommended
SeawaterNot recommended

The corrosion behavior of UGI® 4116N is similar to that of grade 1.4021 (AISI 420), far better than that of 1.4112 / 1.4125 (AISI 440B and 440C).

Pitting corrosion: UGI® 4116N performs better than high-carbon martensitic grades such as 1.4109, 1.4112 and 1.4125.

The pitting corrosion resistance is better in the Tempered than in the Annealed condition, a feature that is similar for all high-carbon martensitic grades

General machinability

Machinability: UGI® 4116N can be machined in the annealed condition. The machinability of UGI® 4116N is comparable to that of grade 1.4034 and significantly better than the machinability of grades 1.4112 and 1.4125 (AISI 440B / 440C).

Heat Treatment

Solution annealing: For minimum hardness, grade 4116N should be treated at about 840°C a few hours followed by very slow cooling. The hardness thus obtained lies around 210 HV1kg.

Solution Treatment and Quenching: Oil quench or air cooling should be carried out from a recommended solution temperature of 1050°C.

Tempering: See below the curve that was obtained after a 10 minutes solution annealing treatment at 1050°C fol-lowed by air cooling. Tempering at 200°C achieves a good hardness / toughness balance.

Hot forming

Forming: UGI® 4116N can be readily forged in the 950°C – 1200°C temperature range. Heating between 1180°C and 1200°C prior to forging is recommended, and forging temperatures should not decrease below 950°C. After forging, a slow cooling to room temperature is necessary, followed by annealing treatment, if a minimum hardness is required.


Available products:


Dimension (mm)
hot finished barsroundBlackø 23 - 115
hot rolled descaledK12 et K13ø 22 - 115
hexagonalhot rolled descaledø 22 - 58
cold finished barsroundturned & polishedISO 9 - 10ø 22 - 115
bright drawnISO 9 - 10ø 1.8 - 30
groundISO 6 - 7 - 8 - 9ø 1.5 - 70
hexagonaldrawnø 3.0 - 60
Wire rodroundpickledø 5.5 - 32
Drawn wireroundmattø 1.0 - 14

Other options: contact the supplier


Welding of grade UGI 4116N is only possible with special precautions, and should be avoided whenever possible.