AISI 1008 Hot Rolled Strips

Kloeckner offers a wide variety of hot rolled strip steel including AISI 1008 hot rolled steel strips.

Download Spec Sheet

Typical Standards

GradeSize Range
AISI 1008 Hot Rolled Strips1/8" x 1/2" - 3/16" - 12"

General Info About AISI 1008 Hot Rolled Strips

AISI 1008 hot rolled strip steel is low-carbon, non-alloy steel. AISI 1008 steel is typically used to form wrought products, or standard shapes of metal, such as sheets, rods, plates, and bars that are later worked into a unique form. It has high thermal conductivity, excellent weldability, low electrical conductivity, and low tensile strength. It is used in the construction, automotive, and commercial appliance industries. AISI 1008 also has high ductility making it great for screw machining.

More Details About AISI 1008 Hot Rolled Strips

  • Advantages/Disadvantages


    • High ductility makes AISI 1008 steel great for screw machining.
    • AISI 1008 steel is a low-carbon steel that yields excellent weldability


    • AISI 1008 steel is susceptible to corrosion.
    • AISI 1008 steel has less ductility than stainless steel.
  • Industries

    AISI 1008 steel is used in the construction, automotive, and commercial appliance industries. It is used for industrial equipment, construction of automotive bodies, and structure in buildings.

  • Applications

    AISI 1008 steel is a versatile material that can be used in many applications. It is used in structures for buildings, bridges, and railway stations. Other applications include commercial appliances, construction of automotive bodies, and fabrication of pipeline components and industrial equipment.

  • Machining

    AISI 1008 hot rolled strip steel has excellent machinability due to it being low-carbon steel. Steel with lower carbon content is easier to cut and steel with a higher carbon content is harder to cut. It is especially good for screw machining.

  • Welding

    Similar to machining, steels with low-carbon content are also easy to weld. This means that AISI steel is very easy to weld which includes projection, butt, spot and fusion, and traceability.

  • Heat Treatment

    AISI 1008 hot rolled strips can be heat treated. It can be heat treated from temperatures of 1188°C-1391°C.

Chemical Properties


Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength, Ultimate340 MPa49,300 psi
Tensile Strength, Yield285 MPa41,300 psi
Elongation at Break (in 50mm)20%20%
Poissons Ratio0.27-0.300.27-0.30
Brinell Hardness9595

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are hot rolled strips?


    Hot rolled strips are long, rectangular pieces of flat steel, formed through the hot rolling process, that are rolled into large coils. This differs from sheet because it is one long piece rolled up, and differs from flats because strips are wider than flats.

  • What is the difference between hot rolled and cold rolled steel?


    Hot rolled steel is formed by a three-step process where a billet is heated so it is hot enough to be manipulated again. It is then rolled out into flatter sheet metal. Cold rolled steel is hot rolled steel that has had more processing done to it to improve mechanical properties. More pressure is required to press it into the desired shape.

  • What is the hot rolled process?


    The hot rolled process is a three-step process. It starts with the slab or billet of raw steel. That bullet is then heated so that it becomes more easily bendable. Then it is rolled out into a thinner metal sheet while it is still hot. There can be a final fourth step if the hot-rolled steel is pickled.

  • What are A1008 steel properties?


    ASTM A1008 steel is a low-carbon, non-alloy steel. This type of steel has high thermal conductivity and low electrical conductivity. Due to its low-carbon properties, it has high ductility, good weldability, and good machining ability.

Related Blog Posts

The Rise of Metal Siding, And What To Look For in Building Products Suppliers

Metal siding is becoming increasingly popular as a home exterior option. Durable, cost-effective, and...

Read More

What Goes Into Solar Panel Manufacturing

Solar panel manufacturing is a complex process that involves sourcing materials, such as steel...

Read More

Ask Me Anything with Jon Crum

Pulling back from the ‘royal we’ voice for just a moment to properly set...

Read More

A Guide to Metals for Solar Suppliers

Solar energy runs on metal. Copper, silver, zinc, aluminum, and (of course) steel help...

Read More

A Wind Turbine Builders Guide to Metal Fabrication

Humans are harnessing the wind’s energy with wind turbines, windmills, and other technologies that...

Read More

Ask Me Anything with Ron Atilano

When someone has 45 years of experience holding up their career, chances are they’ve...

Read More

What to Look for in Solar Energy Equipment Suppliers

Solar energy manufacturers rely on solar energy equipment suppliers who can provide high-quality metals...

Read More

Branch Spotlight: Querétaro, Mexico

A few months ago, we welcomed our second branch in Mexico to help keep...

Read More

What is the Composition of Stainless Steel?

The composition of stainless steel advantages many applications where strength, corrosion resistance, and surface...

Read More

Additional Bar Grades

ASTM A572-50 Hot Rolled Flats
Kloeckner Metals offers a variety of hot...
A529-50 Hot Rolled Flats
Kloeckner offers a variety of A529-50 steel...
A36 Hot Rolled Strips, Squares, Rounds, Flats
A36 steel is general purpose steel that...
A569 Hot Rolled Strips
Kloeckner offers a variety of A569 steel...


Outdated or Unsupported Browser Detected

The Kloeckner Metals website uses modern technologies. Unfortunately, your browser doesn't support those technologies.

Download the latest version of one of these browsers to experience the site:

Do Not Remind Me Later