A low-carbon steel, having higher manganese content than certain other low-carbon steels, such as 1020. Being richer in manganese, 1018 is a better steel for carburized parts, since it produces a harder and more uniform case. It also has higher mechanical properties and better machining characteristics. The hot rolled bars used in the manufacture of this product are of special quality.

Most cold finished bars are produced by cold drawing. In this process, oversize hot rolled bars, which have been cleaned to remove scale, are drawn through dies to the required size. The larger sizes are generally turned and polished, the hot rolled bars having been machine turned, rather than drawn, followed by abrasive polishing. Turned and polished bars tend to have a somewhat brighter finish than cold drawn bars.

A greater degree of dimensional accuracy and straightness in round bars is obtained by grinding and polishing. The product resulting from this process is known as PRECISION SHAFTING.

Stock Lengths: 12' and 20' Approx.
Unit of Measure

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Estimated Weight per Foot

Estimated Weight 20-Ft. Bar

N/A .0418 lb N/A .8353 lb
N/A .0653 lb N/A 1.305 lb
N/A .0940 lb N/A 1.879 lb
N/A .1279 lb N/A 2.558 lb
N/A .1671 lb N/A 3.341 lb
N/A .2114 lb N/A 4.229 lb
N/A .2610 lb N/A 5.220 lb
N/A .3158 lb N/A 6.317 lb
N/A .3759 lb N/A 7.517 lb
N/A .4411 lb N/A 8.822 lb
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