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.
Engineering Steel Square Keystock EN8 is a square shaped keystock of EN8 Engineering Steel.
EN8 Engineering Steel is usually supplied untreated but can be supplied to order in the normalized or finally heat treated (quenched and tempered to “Q” or “R” properties for limiting ruling sections up to 63mm), which is adequate for a wide range of applications.
EN8 is a very popular grade of through-hardening medium carbon steel, which is readily machinable in any condition. (Refer to our machinability guide). EN8 is suitable for the manufacturing of parts such as general-purpose axles and shafts, gears, bolts and studs.
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Engineering Steel Square Keystock EN8
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