ASTM A656 is Recommended for
ASTM A656 is a Hot-Rolled Structural Steel, High-Strength Low-Alloy Plate with Improved Formability.
There are three types and five strength grades of high-strength low-alloy, hot rolled structural steel plate for use in truck frames, rackets, crane booms, rail cars, and similar uses - ASTM A656 Grade 50, 60, 70, 80, & 100 steel.
These steels have improved formability. They are normally furnished in the as-rolled. We will be glad to help you select the exact grade for your needs.
ASTM A656 Grades:
- Grade 50
- Grade 60
- Grade 70
- Grade 80
- Grade 100
ASTM A656 Steel Plate Specifications
A656 is the standard specification for hot-rolled structural steel, high-strength low alloy plate with improved formability. Lists two possible chemical variations for steels (grades 50, 60, 70, 80, and 100). Grades 80 and 100 are the highest volumes. More demanding property and chemistry requirements than A572.
- Strength, Yield Strength ksi (MPa), Tensile Strength ksi (MPa): Strong, 60-110 (415-760)
- Formability: % Elongation: Improved, 15-23%
For better formability consider Drawing Steel
- Joining – Fair
Design and welding must account for stresses.
- Corrosion Resistance – Good
Galvanizing will slow corrosion. For longer life in harsh chemical conditions, consider Galvanized or Coated Steel
- Chemistry – Medium carbon, high manganese and silicon
- Cost – Higher.
Good when thinner or stronger steels will add value.
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