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Benefits of High Strength Steels
Discover the benefits of high strength steels.
Industries & Apps
Learn what industries and applications beneift from high strength steels the most.
To learn more, read our blog lightweighting.
Introduction to High Strength Steels (HSLA)
As steel products continue to evolve into higher yield, higher tensile grades, conventional High Strength Steel is one of the most widely used types of steels across many applications. High Strength Steel has a yield strength that ranges between 30-80 ksi (210-550 MPa) and a tensile strength between 40-100 ksi (270 to 700 MPa). The minimum values have ranges, so grade 80 has yield strength of 80 KSI min, but the actual levels will be much higher sometimes exceeding 100 KSI.
The increased strength of these materials allows for designs using thinner material and reduced weight. In essence, structures made of HSS are lighter weight, yet stronger.
Benefits of High Strength Steel
- Reduced weight of products and structures while retaining strength
- Increased payload capacity
- Increased reach capacity
- Reduced fuel usage
- Resistance to wear and corrosion
- Easy weldability and laser cutting
Questions on which material is best for your application? Ask our Metallurgists.
Industries & Applications
High strength steel can be used in a variety of industries and applications, as it is a very versatile and commonly used form of steel.
Some common industries and applications include:
Sprayers (arms), harvesters, ag trailers, plows, telehandlers, tractors (oil pans), chainsaw; guide bar, cutters, tie strap, and drive length.
Bridges and buildings.
Power transmission; clutch plates, bonded piston seal ring, engine bearings, spring-loaded washers, anti-lock brake system, air bags, parking pawl, seat belt component, seating structures; seat track, bumpers, and frames.
Crane boom arms and parts, loader cranes, mobile cranes, forestry cranes, concrete pumps, lattice boom cranes, tower cranes, and telehandlers. HSS is also a great option for buckets, booms, and derricks.
Crane booms, excavator booms, man lifts, outriggers, excavator boom attachments, skid steer attachments, and pipelayer side booms.
Support structures on vehicles and machinery.
Tubing and transmission towers.
Pressure vessel plate is a specific type of steel plate used for pressure vessel storage containers such as oil and gas.
Roller bearings and band saw blades.
Trailer and truck frame parts, such as trailer web and flanges, bumpers, and chassis. RV frames, Fire Trucks, and Dumpers. Lowbed trailers, Flatbed Trailers, Tipper Trailers, Curtain Side, Van trailers, Timber trailers, and Cement Bulk Trailers.
Dimensions & Properties (Sheet & Plate from Coil)
Whether steel qualifies as plate or sheet depends on the specification used for certification. There is a large overlap in popular thicknesses between plate and sheet, but steel plates are offered in a much broader range of sizes.
|Grade 50||Grade 80||Grade 100||YMPRESS 100|
|Thickness||Up to 1"||Up to 3/4"||Up to .375||0.080" - 0.500|
|Width (If Applicable)||Up to 96”||Up to 72”||Up to 72”||Up to 80”|
|Yield Strength||>50 KSI||60-110 KSI||>100 KSI||>100 KSI|
|Tensile Strength||>65 KSI||60-110 KSI||>100 KSI||>110 KSI|
|Material Standard||ASTM 786 ASTM A572 ASTM 656||ASTM 656||ASTM 656||ASTM 568|
High Strength Steels When & Where You Need It
At Steel Warehouse, you get more than just quality steel. With multiple facilities across the country capable of providing high-strength steels, we can also work with you to manage your inventory, ensuring you get product when and where you need it to keep your production running.
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Our knowledge and experience give nearly 100% accurate delivery of High Carbon, Low Carbon, Stainless Steel products processed and packaged to your exact specifications.