Mild/Low carbon steel has excellent weldability, produces a uniform and harder case and it is considered the best steel for carburized parts. AISI 1018 mild/low carbon steel offers a good balance of toughness, strength and ductility. AISI 1018 hot rolled steel has significant mechanical properties, improved machining characteristics and has a high Brinell hardness measure.
Specific manufacturing controls are used for surface preparation, chemical composition, rolling and heating processes. All these processes develop a supreme quality product that is suited to fabrication processes such as welding, forging, drilling, machining, cold drawing and heat treating.
100 mm X 12 mm Mild Steel Bright Slab
Element Content Carbon, C 0.14 - 0.20 % Iron, Fe 98.81 - 99.26 % (as remainder) Manganese, Mn 0.60 - 0.90 % Phosphorous, P ≤ 0.040 % Sulfur, S ≤ 0.050 % Mechanical Properties Metric Imperial Hardness, Brinell 126 126 Hardness, Knoop (Converted from Brinell hardness) 145 145 Hardness, Rockwell B (Converted from Brinell hardness) 71 71 Hardness, Vickers (Converted from Brinell hardness) 131 131 Tensile Strength, Ultimate 440 MPa 63800 psi Tensile Strength, Yield 370 MPa 53700 psi Elongation at Break (In 50 mm) 15.0 % 15.0 %