Low Carbon Steel General Info
The most affordable of all structural metals is low-carbon steel, usually referred to as mild steel. It is utilized extensively for a variety of purposes.
Very low cost, superior to higher carbon steels in terms of toughness, machinability, formability, and weldability. Cold-working improves machinability and strength.
Low strength and poor hardenability as compared to higher carbon steels.
The AISI/SAE designations for carbon steels are 10xx, 11xx, 12xx, and 15xx. Low carbon steels have carbon contents as indicated by the last two numbers, which can reach 30. The EN designations 1.03zz and 1.04zz apply to low carbon steels.
Numerous applications, including the reinforcement of concrete, building sections, roofing sheets, vehicle body panels, and cans.
|Low Carbon steel, AISI 12L14 as rolled||Equivalent Grades|
|US name||AISI 12L14, 12L13, 12L15 to ASTM A29, ASTM A510, ASTM A519, ASTM A576, SAE J403|
|EN name||11SMnPb37, 11SMnPb30, 9SMnPb28 to BS EN 10087, BS EN 10277; S300Pb to NF A35 561|
|EN number||1.0737, 1.0718, 1.9718|
|JIS (Japanese) name||SUM24L to JIS G4804|
Tradenames of AISI 12L14 as rolled steel: LEDLOY 1214 Steel, Usaled Steel, AMER-LED Steel