Low Carbon Steel Wire

Low carbon steel is a type of metal that has an alloying element made up of a relatively low amount of carbon.

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Low carbon steel is a type of metal that has an alloying element made up of a relatively low amount of carbon. Typically, it has a carbon content that ranges between 0.05% and 0.30% and a manganese content that falls between 0.40 and 1.5%. Low carbon steel is one of the most common types of steel used for general purposes, in part because it is often less expensive than other types of steel. This steel contains properties that work well in manufacturing a variety of goods.

Chemistry Typical

Uns# Carbon Magnanese Phosphorous Sulfur Iron

G10060 0.80 max 0.25-0.40 0.040 max 0.050 max balance G10080 0.10 max 0.15 max 0.030 max 0.035 max balance G10100 0.80-0.13 0.30-0.60 0.040 max 0.050 max balance G10180 0.14-0.20 0.60-0.90 0.040 max 0.050 max balance G10200 0.17-0.23 0.30-0.60 0.040 max 0.050 max balance

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Physical Properties

Typical Density: 0.284 lbs/in3, 7.87 g/cm3

Electrical Resistivity (typical): (ohm-cm@ 32°F, cold drawn): 0.0000143 - 0.0000174
Thermal Conductivity (typical): BTU-in/hr-ft2-°F: 360

Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (typical): µin/in-°F:
68 - 212 °F: 6.5 - 7

Modulus of Elasticity: KSI
27 .5 - 30.5 x 103 in tension

Melting Temperature: 2600 - 2800 °F (1425 - 1540 °C)


Profile, Round, Flat, Square

Mechanical Properties at Room Temperature

Properties: Cold Drawn (Typical)

Ultimate Tensile Strength: 48 KSI min (330 MPa min)
Yield Strength: 41 KSI min (285 MPa min)
Elongation: 15% min

Properties: Tempered

These alloys can be cold worked to various tempers.

* Actual physical and mechanical properties are alloy dependent. Contact Ulbrich Technical Service for alloy specific properties.

Additional Properties

Wire Finishes

XC - Extra clean. Annealed or annealed and cold rolled.

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Heat Treatment

Most of these alloys are hardenable by cold working and heat treating.

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Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranty: In no event will Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals, Inc., be liable for any damages arising from the use of the information included in this document or that it is suitable for the 'applications' noted. We believe the information and data provided to be accurate to the best of our knowledge but, all data is considered typical values only. It is intended for reference and general information and not recommended for specification, design or engineering purposes. Ulbrich assumes no implied or express warranty in regard to the creation or accuracy of the data provided in this document.

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