Steel 1018 Machined Parts

Cox Manufacturing has a reputation for machining quality parts from 1018 Steel. We can machine intricate parts on our CNC Swiss machines and CNC turning centers.

Steel alloy 1018 is a general purpose alloy, ideal for parts that require forming and surface hardening. While not as machinable, it is a good choice for parts that require very strong welds and a lower strength than high-carbon alloys. 1018 is available case-hardened only.

1018 has a machining cost factor of 2.4 when compared to steel 12L14. It produces exceptional welds that do not require pre- or post-heating processes. 1018 responds well to case hardening and heat treating.

Industries & Applications

  • Rivets
  • Spacers
  • Shafts
  • Gears
  • Pins

Steel 1018 Machining Capabilities

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Steel 1018 Characteristics

TEMPER Yield Strength (ksi) Ultimate Tensile Strength (ksi) Modulus of Elasticity (ksi) Brinell Hardness (500km/10mm)

Cold Drawn

48

58

30,000

110

Hot Rolled

28

51

30,000

100

 

Steel Cost Comparison

Type General Characteristics Alloy Common Applications Tolerances for 1/2" Dia. Material Cost Factor Machining Cost Factor
Steel
Plain low carbon steel, poor machinability but good formability and weldability. Case harden only
1018
Rivets and parts requiring strong welds
Cold drawn
0
0.9 2.4

Common Material Cost Comparison

Type General Characteristics Alloy Common Applications Tolerances for 1/2" Dia. 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 material
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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