Engineering Steel is a steel that has had small amounts of one or more alloying elements (other than carbon) such as such as manganese, silicon, nickel, titanium, copper, chromium and aluminum added. This produces specific properties that are not found in regular carbon steel.
Engineering Steels are workhorses of industry because of their economical cost, wide availability, ease of processing, and good mechanical properties. Alloy steels are generally more responsive to heat and mechanical treatments than carbon steels.
In Engineering Steel Flat Keystock, “key stock” is a term that generally refers to flat steel (key) that has been precision drawn and processed to function as a locking torque mechanism in connecting a shaft to a gear or pulley.
Typical Applications: EN8 is suitable for the manufacture of parts such as general-purpose Axles and Shafts, Gears, Bolts and Studs
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