A1008 CR Sheet

Kloeckner Metals stocks a variety of A1008 steel products including A1008 cold rolled steel.

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General Info About ASTM A1008

ASTM A1008 is structural, high strength low-alloy steel that has great formability and weldability. It is a standard specification of steel that is used in a variety of applications and industries. It is one of the most commonly used steel in the construction industry for bridges, buildings, guardrails, handrails, and more.

A1008’s high strength makes it great for producing parts that are subjected to high amounts of pressure. Other factors that make it great for construction include its formability and weldability. This steel can be easily bent, and it can be welded using standard welding practices. This high value steel can be used in a variety of applications thanks to these contributing factors.

More Details About ASTM A1008

  • Advantages / Disadvantages


    • Cold rolled ASTM A1008 is easily formable and weldable.
    • This steel can be used in a variety of industries and applications.
    • This steel is high in strength.


    • Cold rolled ASTM A1008 may need to be galvanized in order to properly resist corrosion.
  • Industries

    A1008 is commonly seen across industries. It is most commonly used in construction due to its high strength and weldability. It can also be found in automotive and aerospace industries for these same factors.

  • Applications

    Due to A1008 being the most used steel in construction, many of its applications include parts that can withstand high pressure. It is used to make bridges, buildings, handrails, and guardrails. It is also used in applications sch as hydraulic cylinder parts and valves, plates, sheets, bars, and tubes.

  • Machining

    ASTM A1008 is machinable. This steel is often cut into various shapes to create gears, parts, valves, and more.

  • Welding

    A1008 is easily welded. This cold rolled version of ASTM A1008 is extremely formable and bendable due to its low carbon content. These factors also contribute to A1008’s easy weldability.

  • Heat Treatment

    Cold rolled ASTM A1008 can be heat treated. It can be galvannealed to improve corrosion resistance. It can also be heat treated through other techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is A1008 steel?


    A1008 steel is structural, high strength low-alloy steel that has great formability and weldability.

  • What is ASTM a1008 steel used for?

    Due to ASTM A1008 being the most used steel in construction, many of its applications include parts that can withstand high pressure.

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