V361 is a 3% Cr-Mo-V nitriding steel, offering a tensile strength of up to over 1350MPa. Due to the optimized production route via VIM-melting and VAR-remelting, the steel offers high impact strength and fatigue limit. It may be nitrided in the heat treated condition to obtain a wear resistant surface.
Gears, crankshafts, aircraft parts, bearing races. The alloy can be deployed for high strength non-nitrided parts of for nitride components, where high mechanical properties are required in the core.