5160 Cold Drawn Bar

Capital Steel & Wire is a distributor of grade cold drawn steel bar stock. 5160 alloy steel has a high carbon and high chromium content, which makes it useful in the automotive industry for spring applications. 5160 steel is not easy to weld or machine and may demand specific welding or machining processes.

Capital Steel & Wire supplies 5160 cold finished steel in bar form. Learn more about our current inventory by filling out our contact form or by giving us a call.

5160 Chemical Properties

The following are the chemical properties for 5160 cold drawn steel. the mechanical and chemical properties and composition of hot rolled bar.

Carbon, C 0.56-0.64%
Manganese, MN 0.75-1.00%
Phosphorus, P (max) 0.035%
Sulphur, S (max) 0.04%

5160 Mechanical Properties - Annealed

Below are the mechanical properties for annealed 5160 steel.

Tensile Strength 104,800 psi
Yield Strength 40,000 psi
Elongation in 2" 17.2%

Reduction in Area


Brinell Hardness 197

5160 Mechanical Properties - Normalized

Below are the mechanical properties for normalized 5160 steel.

Tensile Strength 138,800 psi
Yield Strength 77,000 psi
Elongation in 2" 17.5%

Reduction in Area


Brinell Hardness 269

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