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A36 Hot Rolled Strips, Squares, Rounds, Flats

A36 steel is general purpose steel that Kloeckner also offers in strips, squares, rounds, and flats.

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Typical Standards

GradeSize Range
ASTM A36 Hot Rolled Strips1/8" x 1/2" - 3/16" - 12"
ASTM A36 Hot Rolled Squares3/8" - 2"
ASTM A36 Hot Rolled Rounds1/4" - 3 1/2"
ASTM A36 Hot Rolled Flats1/4" x 1/2" - 2" x 8"

General Info About A36 Hot Rolled Strips, Squares, Rounds, Flats

A36 hot rolled strip, square, round, and flat steel is a low-carbon steel that has applications in a variety of industries. These industries include the construction, automotive, oil and gas, and heavy equipment industries. A36 steel is high-value steel with great machinability and welding due to its low-carbon content. It has relatively good ductility and is great for structural applications. A36 hot rolled steel is a great common, general-purpose steel.

More Details About A36 Hot Rolled Strips, Squares, Rounds, Flats

  • Advantages/Disadvantages

    Advantages:

    • A36 hot rolled steel is high-value and very affordable.
    • A36 steel properties make it great for structural applications.
    • A36 is extremely useful and great general-purpose steel.

    Disadvantages:

    • A36 steel has bad corrosion resistance.
  • Industries

    A36 steel is used in a variety of industries. These industries include construction, automotive, oil and gas, and heavy equipment industries. A36 steel is typically used for structural components in these industries.

  • Applications

    Due to A36’s mechanical properties it is great for structural applications in the construction industry. It is used for bridges and buildings because of its toughness and strength. It is also used for structural components when constructing cars and heavy machinery.

  • Machining

    A36 steel has excellent machinability due to it being low-carbon steel. Steel with lower carbon content is easier to cut and has good ductility. It is especially good for screw machining. It is commonly bolted and riveted in structural applications.

  • Welding

    A36 steel can be easily welded. This is due to A36 steel being low-carbon steel. Steel with a higher carbon content is much harder to weld than low-carbon steel.

  • Heat Treatment

    A36 steel is not typically heat treated. Instead, it is typically stress relieved. Steel stress relieving is similar to heat treatment, but the mechanical properties are changed in order to prevent stress from occurring on the steel.

Chemical Properties

CSiMnPSCu
0.26%0.40%0%0.04%0.05%0.20%

Mechanical Properties

MetricImperial
Tensile Strength, Ultimate400-500 MPa58-80 ksi
Tensile Strength, Yield250 MPa36 ksi
Elongation at Break (in 2")20%23%
Poissons Ratio0.260.26
Brinell Hardness119-162119-162

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is A36 hot rolled steel?

    ANSWER:

    A36 steel is low-carbon, high-value steel crafted through the hot-rolling process. This type of steel is used in a variety of industries for structural applications. It has great machinability and weldability.

  • Is A36 steel hot or cold rolled?

    ANSWER:

    A36 steel can be hot rolled or cold rolled, but it is commonly hot rolled. This means that A36 steel is usually crafted through the hot rolling steel process. This is a three-step process where ingots and billets are heated in order to be flattened by rollers.

  • What are A36 hot-rolled steel properties?

    ANSWER:

    A36 hot rolled steel is low-carbon steel, meaning that it has great weldability and machinability. It doesn’t have good corrosion resistance, but it has relatively good ductility. Its ductility and strength also give it excellent impact strength at room temperature. A36 steel’s mechanical properties make it great for structural applications.

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