I'm interested in the make-up of steel alloys, but find the representations of different grades of steel confusing.
I want to know as it's just bugging me, and I want to get it out of my system.
Could somebody please tell me what the following means, as I can't find seem to find an explanation (must be typing in the question incorrectly).
I'm interested in the numbers at the beginning and end of the following compsitions:23MnNiCrMo5-2 (chemical formula for chain steel, obtained from Saarstahl website)
36MnVS4 (material used in the manufacture of crankshafts?)
Any help would be greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance.