A1008 CR AKDQ - Aluminum Killed Drawing Quality
Chemical Composition
Carbon:              0.15% (Max)
Manganese:        0.60% (Max)
Phosphorus:        0.030% (Max)
Sulphur:             0.035% (Max)
Properties
In general A1008 CR AKDQ is known for:
  • Consistency
  • Excellent formability / ductility
  • Good surface texture

A1008 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.
Typical Uses
Typical uses for A1008 CR Sheet are:
  • Appliances
  • Exterior Automotive Components
  • Furniture Components
  • Shelving
  • Signs

A1008 CR AKDQ - Aluminum Killed Drawing Quality

A1008 CR AKDQ is a Type B cold rolled sheet that is a HSLA (High Strength Low Alloy). The AKDQ refers to the process that makes this grade of A1008 CR Steel sheet more formable.

AKDQ stand for Aluminum killed, drawing quality.  It refers to the process of using aluminum in the alloy process and the annealing and tempering the sheet undergoes. The end result is a steel sheet with excellent formability, surface texture and flatness. It is also noted for its uniformity and consistent performance. These characteristics make A1008 CR AKDQ ideal for drawing operations.