12L14 Cold Finish Steel Bar
Chemical Composition

Carbon (C)Max  0.15
Manganese (Mn)   0.85-1.15
Lead (Pb)   0.15-0.35
Phosphorus (P)   0.04-0.09
Sulfur (S)   0.26-0.35


12L14 cold finish carbon steel round, hex, and square bar is a low friction carbon steel alloy that provides a smooth machined surface and increased life. The lead allows the material to break up into smaller chips during machining reducing entanglement and friction and allowing higher machining speeds.

Tensile Strength 78 ksi
Yield Strength 60 ksi
Elongation in 2" 10%
Reduction of Area 35%
Brinnell Hardness 163

Typical Uses

12L14 Carbon Steel Applications

12L14 is used extensively in automatic screw machines for manufacturing numerous parts requiring considerable machining, close tolerances, and a smooth finish. 12L14 can be used to maximum advantage where substantial machining is required. 12L14 CR Bar is suitable for parts involving crimping, bending, or riveting. Additional applications include:
  • Bushings
  • Inserts
  • Couplings
  • Hydraulic hose fittings

Contact Alro Steel for 12L14 Steel Bar Today

Alro Steel is a premier supplier of high-quality 12L14 carbon steel bar products. Give us a call at 888-888-2576 for more information regarding our 12L14 CR Bar options, or request a quote for further pricing details today.

12L14 Cold Finish Steel Bar

12L14 Cold Finish Carbon Steel Round Bar is a low friction metal that maintains a smooth, machined surface, allowing for increased tool life. This grade of carbon steel is recommended for manufacturing high-speed automatic screw machine parts.

Request a quote for further pricing information on 12L14 Cold Finish Carbon Steel Round Bar or call us at 888-888-2576, and we will gladly answer any questions regarding 12L14 CR Bar that you may have. Alro Steel is your premier supplier of premium metal products.

12L14 Cold Finish Steel Bar Advantages

This standard resulfurized and rephosphorized benefits from the addition of tiny lead particles which enhance machinability. 12L14 low-carbon steel is available in round, hex and square bar. When deciding if 12L14 is right for your application keep in mind steel the added lead content reduces the overall strength of the alloy.

Features of 12L14 Carbon Steel include:
  • Good strength
  • Excellent machinability
  • Precision grade
  • Various shape options
  • Increased part life