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1018 Hot Rolled SBQ Bar

HR 1018 steel bar is a low to medium carbon steel grade that has good formability, weldability, and machinability properties for a variety of applications. The disadvantage to this grade is that there is a limited physical strength due to its low alloy content. Since 1018 steel bar is available in a wide variety of mill sources, we are able to stock various diameters of this grade that'll meet all your demands. Eaton Steel Bar Company supplies 1018 steel bar to various industries like automotive, agricultural, ATV, motorcycle, fastener, chain, and construction industry.



Typical applications for this grade include gears, shafts, axles, structural and ornamental ironwork. 

Shapes and Sizes

Eaton Steel Bar Company supplies 1018 steel bar in a variety of sizes ranging from - ½”-17”. The shapes available for this grade include:

  • Rounds
  • Rounded Cornered Square
  • Square

1018 Chemical Properties

Carbon .15-.20
Magnanese .60-.80
Phosphorus (max) .04
Sulfur (max) .05


1018 Mechanical Properties

Tensile strength 65,000 psi
Yield strength 36,000 psi
Elongation in 2” 25%
Reduction of area 35%
Brinell Hardness 120-150