5160 spring steel flat bar in china SAE 1018 SAE 1018 aisi 1018
Like most steel grades, SAE 1018 SAE 1018 aisi 1018 can be made in cold drawn or hot rolled forms. Although we provided information in both the cold drawn and hot rolled forms, 1018 is typically purchased in its cold drawn form.
Because mechanical properties will change with different manufacturing processes, we’ll use numbers for cold drawn 1018 grade steel.
SAE 1018 SAE 1018 aisi 1018 comes in many different sizes and shapes based on the purpose and use for the steel including squares, hexagons, rounds and flats.
Low-carbon steels contain up to 0.30% C. The largest category of this class of steel is flat-rolled products (sheet or strip), usually in the cold-rolled and annealed condition.
The SAE 1018 SAE 1018 aisi 1018 content for these high-formability steels is very low, less than 0.10% C, with up to 0.4% Mn. Typical uses are in automobile body panels, tin plate, and wire products.
For rolled steel structural plates and sections, the carbon content may be increased to approximately 0.30%, with higher manganese content up to 1.5%. These materials may be used for stampings, forgings, seamless tubes, and boiler plate.