Machining 11L41 Steel

Steel 11L41

Steel alloy 11L41 is a free-machining medium-carbon alloy, ideal for parts that require strength and hardness. It has a deeper and more uniform surface hardness than other carbon steels. 11L41 is considered leaded and resulphurized.

11L41 has a machining cost factor of 2.3 when compared to steel 12L14. Welding is not ideal due to its high lead and sulfur content. 11L41 can be heat treated and forged.

Industries & Applications

  • Axles
  • Bolts
  • Shafts
  • Pins

Steel Parts Gallery

Steel Cost Comparison

Type General Characteristics Alloy Common Applications Tolerances for a 1/2" Dia. Bar Material Cost Factor Machining Cost Factor
Steel
Strength and hardness and a more uniform surface hardness
11L41
Axles, shafts, bolts, and pins
    +
.003
2.5 2.3

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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