Recent Blog Posts

4130 vs 4140 Steel Comparison

The following is a comparison of 4130 grade steel and 4140 grade steel. This information may be useful for machining purposes and as a resource for purchasing 4130 and 4140 steel.

Chemical Properties

The chemical properties of 4130 and 4140 steel are similar aside from differences in Carbon and Manganese concentrations.

1018 vs 1020 Steel Comparison

Both 1018 and 1020 steel are frequently purchased steel grades, many questions come up between the differences in 1018 and A36 steel particularly in the chemical makeup and the mechanical properties of the two different steel grades. We thought it would be best to provide a comparison for A36 and 1018 steel that outlines those key differences.

1018 vs. 1045 Steel Comparison

Carbon steel is one of the most widely used materials in the world, and the 1018 and 1045 grades of steel is a big reason for that. One of the most common questions that arise when considering buying cold finished steel products is the difference between 1018 cold steel bars and 1045 cold bars. There will obviously be some differences between the chemical makeup and mechanical properties of both, but what materials are ideal for certain applications?

The Steel Quiz

From cars to paper clips, from sky scrapers to your screw driver, steel is the building block of many items that account for modern society. How much do you know about steel, or the differences between iron steel, aluminum and other common metals.


Steel Industry News – July 2014

When we read about interesting stories related to the steel industry, we like to share them. This month, we’ve compiled a list of some interesting news stories related to the steel industry, including the currently high prices of iron ore, the issues with South Korean steel in the US construction market, and how the global demand and supply of steel will change in the coming years.

Iron Ore at 7-week high –