ASTM A36 – General purpose structural quality steel offering a 36,000 psi minimum yield point. Easily welded and fabricated. Used for general repairs, tie rods, machinery frames, brackets, etc.
CSA G40.2144W – Steels may be categorized as the “garden variety” steel for general welded construction in Canada. They are usually produced to a semi-killed steel-making practice. The control of carbon and manganese contents is such that normal good field welding procedures will give satisfactory results. This is the recommendedsteel type for normal building construction where shop and field welding is to be used. Although not recommended for low temperature service, these steels are widely used in compression members of bridges and similar structures and other applications where the possibility of brittle fracture is remote.
CUT & STRAIGHTENED ROD – A soft grade of steel, about 1008 to 1010 carbon, produced from coils of wire. By passing through the straightening rolls a bright finish is obtained similar to cold finished bars. Uses are where severe bending is necessary, i.e., frames for purses and handbags, or for appearance such as filing cabinet rods.
AISI 1018/1020 – General purpose machinery steel of the low carbon grade. Can be formed and welded. Uses are bolts or hammer forgings especially when case hardening is required.
AISI 1045 – Medium carbon machinery steel offering higher strength than low carbon in the as rolled condition. Can also be heat treated or induction hardened. – Uses include gears, axles, shafts, bolts, etc.