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A36 Carbon Steel

A36 Steel Shapes

ASTM A36 hot rolled steel is a structural quality mild carbon steel. It provides enhanced strength, formability, and excellent welding properties, which make it suitable for complex applications that require welding, fabricating, and bending.

A36 Carbon Steel Shape Options

Alro stocks ASTM A36 carbon steel in the following shapes to suit your project specifications:
  • Angle
  • Channel
  • Flat
  • Plate
  • Round
  • Square
  • Tees
Alro Steel is your trusted source for high-quality A36 carbon steel shapes. No matter what your project requires, we can provide you with hot rolled A36 steel shape based on your project’s exact specifications. For direct carbon A36 steel pricing, Request a Quote today or call us at 888-888-2576, and we will gladly discuss your ASTM A36 steel project requirements.

ASTM A36 Carbon Steel Advantages

Due to its low yield strength of 36,000 PSI, Brinell hardness of 112, and higher ductility, A36 carbon steel has increased bending capabilities over C1018 carbon steel, which A36 is often compared. In addition, the relatively low cost and weldability make A36 a popular choice for structural purposes. This includes the frames for bridges, buildings, vehicles, and railroad tracks. ASTM A36 carbon steel benefits include:
  • Excellent welding properties
  • Excellent Strength
  • Excellent formability
  • Mild Carbon Steel
  • Increased bending

A36 Carbon Steel Applications

Whether cold bending, machining, punching, welding, or mild hot forming, A36 HR steel shapes provide a wide range of beneficial features for your industrial application needs. Some of the direct applications where carbon ASTM A36 is used include:
  • Frames
  • Gears
  • Sprockets
  • Bearing Plates
  • Templates
  • Tanks
  • Machinery Parts
  • Base Plates

Contact Alro Steel for ASTM A36 Carbon Steel Today

Contact us for more information regarding our A36 Carbon Steel options, or request a quote for further pricing details today. Alro Steel is your trusted distributor and supplier of A36 hot-rolled steel plates and other high-quality metal materials.
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ASTM A36 Carbon Steel Properties

A36 is designated by its mechanical properties instead of its chemical properties. In the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) system, the A stands for ferrous metal, while the 36 refers to its minimum yield strength of 36,000 PSI.  The properties and specifications for stock A36 steel plate provide a way to accurately assess the needs of your project with the capabilities of our A36 carbon steel flat, round, and square product options. You can find more information in our online Metals Guide A36 Carbon Steel Bar.
  • Tensile Strength: 58,000 - 80,000 psi
  • Min. Yield Strength: 36,000 psi
  • Elongation in 2": 23%
Typical Uses
  • Base Plates
  • Bridge Plates
  • Column Base Plates
  • Fabricating
  • Gusset Plates
  • Welding
  • Bending and Cold Forming
  • Grinding
  • Machine Frames
  • Press Platens
  • Punching
  • Shim Plates
  • Steel Table Tops
  • Tapping
  • Tooling Plates
  • Drilling and Machining Processes