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15CDV6 - Cost effective high strength alloy

15CDV6 is a low carbon, chromium, molybdenum, vanadium heat-treatable steel with high strength after heat treatment (1080-1280 N/mm²).

The alloy is easily welded and does not require localised heat treatment after welding. 15CDV6 combines outstanding yield strength with good toughness. In motorsport applications the alloy offers a cost-effective solution in areas where a combination of high strength and excellent weldability is required.


15CDV6 has a broad range of applications in the motorsport sector due to the cost-effective nature and versatility of the alloy. With characteristics including easy weldability and high strength, the material is used in a number of race car components including suspension, uprights, wishbones, roll cages and track/push rods.

Smiths High Performance supplies a number of customers with this material as it offers flexibility in design considerations whilst not proving to excessive from a cost perspective.


  • Outstanding yield strength
  • Excellent weldability
  • Good overall mechanical properties
  • Good toughness and creep resistance
  • Cost effective alternative
  • Heat-treatable


Smiths High Performance is a leading stockholder and supplier of high performance engineering materials to the global motorsport sector. We are supply partners in a range of specialist motorsport markets including Formula 1, Formula E, NASCAR, MOTO GP, WEC & WRC.