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ASTM A1008 Steel

Cold-rolled, carbon, structural, high-strength low-alloy, high-strength low-alloy with improved formability, solution hardened, and bake hardenable steel sheet, in coils and cut lengths.

ASTM 1008 is a low-carbon steel containing approximately 0.40% manganese that has excellent weldability and formability, primarily used in extruded, cold headed, cold upset, and cold pressed parts and forms.

Recommended for

Home appliances, furniture, and automotive uses.  Extruded, cold headed, cold upset, and cold pressed parts and forms.  extruded, cold headed, cold upset, and cold pressed parts and forms.

Cold rolled is used for exposed or unexposed parts where bending, moderate drawing, forming and welding may be involved.

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  • CS Types A, B, and C
  • DS Types A and B, DDS, EDS
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  • Strength, Yield Strength ksi (MPa), Tensile Strength ksi (MPa): Strong, 65 (380-550)
    For higher strength and lower weight, consider High-strength, Low-alloyx
  • Formability: % Elongation: Better, 23-25%
    For better formability consider Drawing Steel
  • Joining – Very Good
    May normally be welded without special precautions using any of the standard arc or resistance welding methods.
  • Corrosion Resistance – Good
    Galvanizing will slow corrosion.   For longer life in harsh chemical conditions, consider Galvanized or Coated Steel
  • Chemistry  A ‘plain’ steel without expensive alloying elements.
  • Cost – Relatively low.  
    Good when thinner, stronger, or more formable steels will not add value.

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