ASTM A-36 is a general purpose structural quality low carbon steel without advanced alloying. It has good forming, weldability and mechanical properties and easy to fabricate using structural methods like mild cold and hot forming or welding. A-36 specifications for standard bars, shapes and plates 8” or less in thickness maintain yield strength of 36,000 psi and an ultimate tensile strength of 58,000 to 80,000 psi. Elongation in 2” is a minimum of 23%. This material is easily welded using all welding processes. Commonly produced in sheet, plate, bar, and structural shapes, its intended use is riveted, bolted or welded construction like that of bridges and buildings and for general structural purposes where aforementioned A-36 specifications are required.