Machining 1008 Steel

Steel 1008

Steel cold roll alloy 1008 is a standard commercial alloy, ideal for parts that require moderate strength and toughness. It is generally used in low-stress applications. 1008 has a good matte surface finish that makes it suitable for exposed parts.

1008 has a machining cost factor of 3.5 when compared to steel 12L14. It produces excellent welds and can be exceptionally cold formed and brazed.

Industries & Applications

  • Rivets
  • Spacers
  • Shafts
  • Gears
  • Pins

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Characteristics

TEMPER

Yield Strength

Ultimate Tensile Strength

Modulus of Elasticity

Brinell Hardness (500kg/10mm)

Cold Drawn

45

54

30,000

100

Hot Rolled

26

48

30,000

92

Steel Cost Comparison

Type General Characteristics Alloy Common Applications Tolerances for a 1/2" Dia. Bar Material Cost Factor Machining Cost Factor
Steel
Moderate strength and low-stress applications.
1008
Good matte surface finish that makes it suitable for exposed parts
    +
.002
1.2 3.5

Common Material Cost Comparison

Type General Characteristics Alloy Common Applications Tolerances for a 1/2" Dia. Bar Material Cost Factor Machining Cost Factor
Steel
Designed for excellent machinability. Case hard only
12L14
Endless commercial products; probably more pounds used in turned products than any other bar stock
Cold drawn
0
1 1
Stainless Steel
Designed for machining, non-magnetic
303
Electronic hardware, automotive, aerospace, medical instruments, and many applications requiring corrosion resistance
Cold finished
+/- .002
1.9 2.7
Brass
Strength, corrosion and wear resistance, and excellent machinability
C35300
Well suited for parts with knurling or threading
+0015 3.5 .07
Aluminum
Designed for machining
2011
Electronic hardware, endless commercial products
Cold finish
+/-.0015
3.8 .6
Titanium
High strength, light weight, good bio-compatibility
Ti-6Al-4VEli
Medical implants
Ground & polished
+/-.002
30.2 6

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