Carbon Steel Grades:
A36 – 1018 – 1020 – 1045
A36 Carbon Steel
A36 is a standard steel alloy known for its lower carbon content and its easy and cheap welding abilities. A36 is a standard amongst structural steel in the United States.
1018 Carbon Steel
1018 is a low carbon steel known particularly for its exceptional weldability. It is often considered the best steel for carburized parts and offers a great balance of durability, toughness and strength.
1020 Carbon Steel
1020 is a low carbon steel with low hardenability and low tensile strength. Its high machinibility, ductility and weldability are the reason this steel is typically used in industrial sectors. 1020 is typically sold in a cold drawn or turned and polished condition.
1045 Carbon Steel
1045 is a medium tensile steel known for its good weldability, machinibility and high strength. 1045 is typically sold in a hot rolled or normalized condition.