1018 Cold Finish bar is a low carbon general purpose steel. It is one of the most abundantly available metal grades. This metal can easily be formed, machined and welded. One of the more important alloying elements is magnesium which makes this steel ideal for carburized parts since it develops a harder and more uniform case. This metal is formed by cold drawing through dies to the required size. It has a tensile strength of 64000psi, yield strength of 54000psi and an elongation of 15% in 2”. The metal is commonly used in a variety of products like gears, shafts, spindles, king pins, chain pins, ratchets, etc.