080A42 Steel (EN8)
080A42 is a medium-carbon steel with a chemical composition of 0.4% carbon, 0.6% manganese, and small amounts of sulphur and phosphorus.
It can be annealed for improved machinability, normalised for enhanced strength and toughness, or quenched and tempered for higher strength and hardness. At a lower cost than an alloy, this is an exceptional alternative.
- Low cost when compared to alloys
- Good strength
- Highly versatile
- Performance can be modified by heat treatment
The strength of 080A42 steel can vary depending on how it has been heat-treated and processed. However, as a medium carbon steel, it generally has good strength properties. In its normalised condition, 080A42 steel typically has a tensile strength of around 580-740 MPa (84-107 ksi) and a yield strength of about 330-460 MPa (48-67 ksi). These values can be further improved through various heat treatment processes, such as quenching and tempering.
Our product is used in applications requiring superior properties than mild steel. This is an unalloyed carbon steel with adequate tensile strength. Utilising heat treatment methods, this steel provides good surface hardness.
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