1045 Cold Drawn Bar


Capital Steel & Wire is a distributor of cold drawn 1045 steel bar. 1045 is a medium tensile carbon steel. It has higher strength and impact properties than lower carbon steel, good weldability and good machinability. 1045 has many common applications that require more wear resistance and strength that 1018 and 1035 cannot provide. Typical applications of 1045 can include chain pins, gears, shafts, studs, crankshafts, guide rods sealing rings, and sockets.

Capital Steel & Wire can supply 1045 bars in a variety of shapes and sizes including:

Chemical and mechanical properties of 1045 cold drawn steel include:

1045 Steel Chemical Properties

Carbon, C 0.43-0.50%
Manganese, MN 0.60-0.90%
Phosphorus, P (max) 0.04%
Sulphur, S (max) 0.05%

1045 Cold Drawn Steel Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength 91,000 psi
Yield Strength 77,000 psi
Elongation in 2" 12%
Reduction of Area 35%
Brinell Hardness 179

Use our contact form on the right to learn more about Capital Steel & Wire's 1045 CD steel, our steel processing services, or our distribution capabilities. You can also call us at (866) 773-7800 to speak with a Capital Steel & Wire representative.