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A36 Carbon Steel

A36 Carbon Steel
Chemical Composition

 Carbon - 0.25%-0.290%
 Copper - 0.20% (Min when copper steel is specified)
 Manganese - 0.60%-0.90% Max (Bars) : 0.80%-1.20% Max (Plates)
 Phosphorous - 0.040 % Max
 Silicon - 0.040 % Max
 Sulfur - 0.050 % Max

A36 Mild Carbon Steel

ASTM A36 is a structural quality mild carbon steel. It’s strength, formability, and excellent welding properties make it suitable for a large variety of applications, including welding, fabricating, and bending. It should also be noted that A36 has a lower yield strength than C1018 which results in increased bending capabilities over C1018 steel.
The properties of A36 also make it a common choice for many construction applications. In fact, A36 is the most utilized steel for structural steel fabrication applications and it has been in use in these applications since it was first issued in 1960.

Typical A36 steel bar applications include:

  • Base Plates
  • Bridge Plates
  • Column Base Plates
  • Fabricating
  • Gusset Plates
  • Welding
  • Bending and Cold Forming

A36 Hot Rolled Carbon Steel Advantages

Square, round, and flat ASTM A36 carbon steel bars are often referred to as “SBQ” or "special bar quality," and are known for their superior mechanical properties over commodity grades of merchant bar. The products are made to specific chemistry and mechanical property ranges, allowing them to be used in engineered applications. Resulting shafts, axles, and gears can be used in the automotive industry and agriculture equipment. A36 steel benefits include:
  • Excellent welding properties
  • Excellent Strength
  • Excellent formability
  • Mild Carbon Steel
  • Increased bending capabilities over 1018 steel

Contact us for more information regarding our A36 Carbon Steel Bar selection, or request a quote for further pricing details today. Alro Steel is your trusted distributor and supplier of square, flat, and round A36 steel bar and other high-quality metal materials.
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Properties
The properties and specifications for stock A36 steel bar 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. For more information, you can find more 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
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