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Manufacturing Day at Capital Steel & Wire

Capital Steel & Wire proudly hosted Manufacturing day at our Mason facility. Our very own Fred Render was interviewed by WKAR, you can listen to the interview by clicking here.  

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Capital Steel & Wire Proudly Sponsors

At Capital Steel & Wire we like to get involved in our local community and help put on special events. Captial Steel & Wire proudly sponsors: Ele’s Race Dewitt Classic Car Cruise In Dewitt Santa Race Dewitt Public High School Sports Along with sponsorships Captial Steel & Wire also does volunteer work for the Dewitt […]

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Acuity Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award

Capital Steel & Wire, Inc. recently earned a safety award from Acuity Mutual Insurance Company for “outstanding long-term safety achievements”.  Safety Manager Pete McClure (center), the Director of Manufacturing Fred Render (left), along with all the Mason plant employees were on hand during the award presentation.  The award was presented by Rodd Hess (right) who […]

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1070 vs 1095 Steel

Both 1070 and 1095 are excellent grades of steel. However both have similar chemical and mechanical properties and purchasers often don’t understand the small but significant differences of 1070 and 1095 steel. Below are chemical and mechanical property differences of 1070 and 1095 as well as common applications for both steel grades. Chemical Properties 1070 […]

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1045 vs 4140 Steel Comparison

Our 1045 and 4140 grade steels are both very popular options here at Capital Steel & Wire, and we often get questions related to their differences. 1045 and 4140 have distinct chemical and mechanical characteristics which make them valuable for different applications. Chemical Makeup It is easiest to see the differences chemical differences between 1045 […]

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Bar Tolerances for Hot Rolled Alloy Bars

Below is a chart for reference on hot rolled bar tolerances. Specified Sizes (Rounds or Squares) Over Under Out-of-Round or Square Machining Allowance – Minimum Stock Removal* To 5/16″ included 0.005″ 0.005″ 0.008″ 0.016″ Over 5/16″ to 7/16″ included 0.006″ 0.006″ 0.009“ 0.016″ Over 7/16 to 5/8″ included 0.007″ 0.007″ 0.010“ 0.016″ Over 5/8″ to […]

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4130 vs 4340 Steel Comparison

4130 and 4340 are both popular steel grades at Capital Steel & Wire. Below is a chemical and mechanical properties comparison of both grades of steel as it may be of value for machining purposes and as a resource for purchasing 4130 and 4340 steel. 4130 This low alloy steel contains high amounts of chromium […]

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1040 vs 1045 Steel Comparison

Both 1040 and 1045 steels are popular at Capital Steel & Wire, and both have different chemical and mechanical characteristics. These also help determine different applications for both grades of steel. Chemical Makeup To see differences in chemical characteristics of 1040 and 1045 it is best to do a side by side comparrison.   1040 […]

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Announcing Capital Steel & Wire Executive Management Team

Dear Capital Steel & Wire Business Partners:                   Capital Steel & Wire is pleased to announce the appointment of a new executive management team. Following the passing of Dustin Preston in February 2015, Kelly Preston assumed to role of President of the organization. Kelly and Dustin built Capital […]

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1008 vs 1018 Steel Comparison

Bellow is a comparison chart with information about the chemical composition and the mechanical properties of both 1008 grade steel and 1018 grade steel. This information can be helpful for anyone involved in machining or is interesting in purchasing either 1008 or 1018 steel. Chemical Composition The chemical features of 1008 and 1018 steel are the […]

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