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1018 Cold Drawn Steel Bar

Cold rolled 1018 steel bar is a low/medium carbon steel grade with good weldability and formability for a variety of applications. 1018 CD steel is also available from a wide variety of mill sources. However, due to its low alloy content, this grade has limits on physical properties. Eaton Steel Bar Company stocks several diameters of this grade to meet your demands quickly, and can meet A108 requirements. Cold drawn/finished bars provide greater dimensional control, improved straightness, and better surface condition to aid in machining. We also 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 this grade include shafts, axles, pins, and fasteners. 

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:

  • Rounds
  • Rounded Cornered Square
  • Hexagon
  • Square

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