High Carbon Steel
High Carbon Steel Inventory
Steel Grades: 1020, 10B38, 1050, 1074, 5150
Thickness: .040 - .500
Width: .5” – 72”
Products: Ribbon Coils, Oscillate Coils, Cut Lengths
Processes: Edging, Slitting, Annealing
Siegal Steel has a large inventory of high carbon steel. Contact us to establish stock and release programs for even greater savings.
High carbon steel contains approximately .6 to .99% carbon. High carbon steels are very strong and typically used for springs and high-strength wires. As the carbon content rises, the steel becomes harder and stronger through heat treatment, but high carbon steel is less ductile. A higher carbon content also reduces weldability.
Why High Carbon Steel?
Higher carbon steels allow for a harder steel after heat treating. This allows for increased durability and longer life of the product. The higher the carbon the harder it can be heat treated.
Cost savings occur by making a reliable product that works as designed every time.