Phosphorus: 0.35% (Max)
Sulfur: 0.04% (Max)
1020 is typically bought to meet chemistry requirements rather than physical requirements. For that reason, physical properties are generally not provided unless requested prior to production. Any material can be sent to a third party after production to be tested for physical properties.
Common Characteristics of 1020 Steel Plate:
- Controlled Carbon content improves machinability
- Good formability
- Good weldability
1020 hot rolled steel plates are typically machined into parts that go into a wide range of markets. Some of the most common places you will see 1020 steel are in the heavy truck, automotive, and agricultural equipment industries. Parts made from 1020 include:
- Engineering Parts and Components
- Machinery Parts
- Light Duty Gears
- Worm Gears
1020 HR Steel
Alro stocks 1020 steel plates (also called C1020 steel). This steel is normally used in turned and polished or cold drawn condition. Due to its low carbon content, 1020 steel is resistant to induction hardening or flame hardening. It will also not respond to nitriding due to lack of alloying elements. 1020 steel has a controlled carbon range that improves the machinability of this grade. You can expect good formability and weldability.