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CARBON STEEL GRADES

Carbon steel is available in various grades with differing featured properties and strength that have an exact area of application.

Carbon steel is available in varied AISI/ASTM grades that range from 1018 to 12L14 categorized with an increasing number of carbon content. 

These carbon steel grades also have a range of manganese and carbon content that gives way for the development of a vast range of wear resistance, toughness, and high strength properties.

Carbon steel grades are critically evaluated through international steel standards for the selection of certain grades for suitable diverse applications as well as its machining either into precision or centerless ground bar forms.

An increased level in manganese and carbon results in an enhanced hardness and strength following heat treatment, and the combined properties like toughness, hardness, strength, and wear resistance that can be achieved with the appropriate analysis of carbon steel ranges.

As such, Forte Precision Metals with its extensive carbon steel round bar stock along with its appropriate machining and precision grinding services to provide industry specific hot rolled or cold rolled steel bar forms. 

See our carbon steel grades table below.

CARBON STEEL GRADEDESCRIPTIONAPPLICATION
1018mild (low carbon) steel, strong and ductile, has good weldability propertiescrimping, bending, swaging, worms, pins, gears, dowels, tool holders, machine parts, pinions, ratchets, etc.
1020suitable for surface hardening, can be case machined, hardened, and weldedhydraulic shafts, motor shafts, pump shafts, machinery parts
1030high carbon steel, has moderate hardness and strength, machineable, ductilemachinery parts, used in the tempered and quenched condition for strength
1035medium-carbon engineering steel, suitable for induction hardening and flameused for forged parts, links, gears, couplings, forged shafts and axles
1040has good strength, wear resistance, and toughness, machineableforged couplings, and crankshafts
1045medium carbon steel, can be forged satisfactorily, most common shafting steelinduction hardening applications, medium strength parts, shafts for pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders
1050plain carbon steel, readily welded and machinedforged shafts and gears
1060standard grade carbon steelused for forged applications
1065high-carbon steel, has high tensile strength, heat treatableblades, and cutlery
1144stressproof-equivalent steel, a higher-strength alloy than A36 and 1018, has improved ductilityused for parts requiring mechanical properties obtained by heat treating
12L14free machining steel has enhanced machinability, stronger than 1018screw machines, couplings, inserts, bushings, and hydraulic hose fittings

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