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1018 Cold Drawn Steel Bar

Cold drawn 1018 steel bar is a low carbon steel grade with good weldability and formability for a variety of applications. Cold drawn 1018 steel is also available from a wide variety of mill sources. However, due to its low alloy content, 1018 cold drwn finished steel bars have limits on mechanical properties. Eaton Steel Bar Company stocks several diameters of this grade to meet your demands quickly. All cold finished material is manufactured to meet ASTM A108 requirements. Cold drawn/finished bars provide greater dimensional control, improved straightness, and better surface condition to aid in machining. We commonly supply 1018 cold drawn steel bar to various industries like automotive, agriculture, ATV, construction, and motorcycle.

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1018 Cold Drawn Steel Bar Applications

Typical applications for 1018 steel bar grade include:

  • Shafts
  • Axles
  • Pins
  • Fasteners
  • Bolts


Eaton Steel Bar Company can meet the following specifications for this grade:

  • ASTM A108
  • ASTM A576
  • JDM QL-2 certified

1018 Cold Drawn Steel Bar Shapes and Sizes

Eaton Steel Bar Company supplies 1018 cold drawn steel bar in a variety of sizes ranging from 1/4”-11”. The shapes available for this grade include:

***Minimum Total Quantity Per Order is 10,000 lbs.***

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Standard "1018 Grade" Chemical Composition

Carbon 0.15-0.20
Manganese 0.60-0.90
Phosphorus (max) 0.040
Sulfur (max) 0.050


Estimated Mechanical Property Ranges for "Grade 1018"

Tensile strength (psi) 80,000 - 90,000
Yield strength (psi) 70,000 - 80,000
Elongation in 2” (%) 15 - 20
Reduction of area (%) 50 -60
Brinell Hardness (BHN) 160 - 190