1018 Cold Drawn Steel Bar

1018 cold drawn steel bar is composed of low-carbon steel and is widely used due to its versatility and formability. It can be used in many different applications, particularly those that do not require the strength of high-carbon steels. 1018 cold drawn steel bar has superior welding characteristics as well and is best suited for cold bending and forming applications. Additionally, it possesses increased strength if 1018 hot rolled steel bar does not achieve the desired mechanical properties.

Requirement Specifications we can meet:

  • A108
  • A193B7
  • A193B7/A434BC
  • A320L7/A193B7
  • A434BD/A722MOD
  • A449
  • A722MOD
  • F1554GR105/A193B7
  • A36
  • A572GR60
  • A615GR75
  • F1554GR36
  • F1554GR55
  • A576
  • A354BC
  • A354BD

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Cold Drawn Steel Properties

Chemical Properties
Carbon 0.15 – 0.20
Manganese 0.60 – 0.90
Phosporus (max) 0.040
Sulfur (max) 0.050

If your application requires specific mechanical properties, please inquire with our sales team.

Estimated Mechanical Properties

1018 cold drawn steel has good weldability and machinability, making it ideal for applications requiring punching, drilling, bending, or threading. 1018 cold drawn bars also have smoother surface finishes compared to their hot-rolled counterparts.

  • Yield Strength: 54,000 PSI
  • Shear Strength: 11,000 PSI
  • Elasticity: 29,000 PSI
  • Brinell Hardness: 126 to 192
  • Tensile Strength (Ultimate): 64,000-85,000 PSI


Industries that use 1018 cold drawn steel bars include agriculture, aerospace, automotive, hydraulic, and construction.
Common applications for 1018 cold drawn steel include:

  • Axles
  • Fasteners
  • Pins
  • Rods
  • Dowels
  • Gears
  • Bolts

Process Services

King Steel offers a variety of value-added services to improve your workflow and quality control. Our processing capabilities include:

  • Turn and Polish
  • Cold Drawing
  • Annealing
  • Chamfering
  • Grinding
  • Quench and Temper
  • Heat Treated
  • Machine Straightening
  • Saw Cutting
  • Custom Shapes
  • Shot Blast
  • Eddy Current Testing
  • Turn, Ground & Polished
  • Cold Drawn, & Polished
  • Straighten & Cut
  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Pickle & Oil
  • Stress Relieve
  • Normalize – Change
  • Case Hardening “Saw Cutting” to “Precision Saw Cutting”

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