Medium Carbon Steel Wire

Medium carbon steel is carbon steel that contains between 0.30 and 0.60 percent carbon. It also has a manganese content between 0.6 and 1.65 percent.

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Medium carbon steel is carbon steel that contains between 0.30 and 0.60 percent carbon. It also has a manganese content between 0.6 and 1.65 percent. This type of steel provides a good balance between strength and ductility, and it is common in many types of steel parts. The treatment of medium carbon steel with heat significantly changes the mechanical properties, such as ductility, hardness and strength. Heat treatment of steel slightly affects other properties such as its ability to conduct heat and electricity as well. A variety of methods exist for treating steel with heat.

Chemistry Typical


G10300 0.27-.034 0.60-0.90 0.040 max 0.050 max Balance

G10350 0.31-0.38 0.60-0.90 0.040 max 0.050 max Balance

G10400 0.37-0.44 0.60-0.90 0.040 max 0.050 max Balance

G10450 0.43-0.50 0.60-0.90 0.040 max 0.050 max Balance

G10500 0.48-0.55 0.60-0.90 0.040 max 0.050 max Balance

G10550 0.50-0.60 0.60-0.90 0.040 max 0.050 max Balance

*Contact Ulbrich Wire for request regarding the availability of other aluminum alloys.

Physical Properties

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

Electrical Resistivity (typical): (ohm-cm@ 32° F, cold drawn): 0.0000162 - 0.0000171

Thermal Conductivity (typical): BTU-in/hr-ft2-°F: 346 - 360

Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (typical): µin/in-°F:
68 - 212 °F: 6.11 - 6.5

Modulus of Elasticity: KSI
28.4 - 29.9 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: 76 - 100 KSI (525 - 690 MPa)
Yield Strength: 45 - 84 KSI (370 - 580 MPa)
Elongation: 10 - 30%

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

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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