86L20 Cold Drawn Bar

Capital Steel & Wire is a distributor of 86L20 grade cold drawn steel bar stock. 86L20 steel is one of the most widely used carburizing alloys, as it has high case hardness and a strong tough core. This steel adds a great finish, tool life, and machinability, and increases parts production up to 25%. The 86L20 is heat treated to achieve optimal hardness and case depth. The added nickel gives the 86L20 excellent ductility and toughness.

86L20 cold drawn bar is a great option for pinions, spline shafts, gears, crankshafts, oil pumps jigs, plastic molds, gauges and many other applications. It is recommended that 86L20 is kept under temperatures of 400°F as higher temperatures result in low ductility. The following is 86L20's chemical and mechanical properties:

86L20 Chemical Properties

Carbon 0.18-0.23%
Manganese 0.70-0.90%
Silicon 0.15-0.30%
Nickel 0.40-0.70%
Molybdenum 0.15-0.25%
Chromium 0.40-0.60%
Phosphorus, Max 0.035%
Sulphur, Max 0.040%
Lead 0.15-0.25%

86L20 Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength 95,000 psi
Yield Strength 80,000 psi
Elongation in 2" 15%
Reduction of Area 30-50%
Brinelle Hardness 170-230

We carry a variety of shapes and sizes of 86L20 in our inventory including flats, rounds, and squares. To learn more about Capital Steel & Wire's 86L20 cold bar and what we currently have in stock, please contact a helpful sales representative at (866) 773-7800 or use the contact form to the right.