FS-A Galvanized Steel | Forming Steel Type A

Kloeckner Metals stocks a variety of galvanized steels, including forming steel type A, or FS-A.

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General Info About FS-A Steel

FS-A is low-carbon steel that has a lower yield strength for easy forming. FS-A stands for forming steel type A. This steel is optimal for applications where surface requirements are more challenging than commercial steel applications. Some of these applications include door components, elevators, framing, mounts, and more.

This steel is composed of a maximum carbon content of 0.1%. This is what differentiates FS-A from FS-B. FS-B has a higher carbon content than FS-A. This makes FS-A more formable and malleable for a variety of applications.

 

More Details About FS-A Steel

  • Advantages / Disadvantages

    Advantages:

    • FS-A has a lower yield strength for easy forming.
    • Type A is good for applications that have more demanding surface requirements.

    Disadvantages:

    • This steel has a lower carbon content making it more susceptible to dents.
  • Industries

    Forming steel type A is used in a variety of industries where surface requirements are more demanding. These industries include the appliance, automotive, and construction industries.

  • Applications

    FS-A has a multitude of applications. It is commonly used in applications where surface requirements are more demanding than for commercial steel. These applications include door components, elevators, framing, ladders, mounts, railing, and more.

  • Machining

    Due to forming steel type A’s low carbon content, it is easily machinable and formable. FS-A is composed of a maximum of 0.1% carbon content.

  • Welding

    FS-A is easily weldable due to its low carbon content.

More Details About FS-A Steel

  • Galvanized FS-A

    Galvanized FS-A is forming steel type A that has gone through the galvanization process. This means the steel has been dipped in a hot zinc coating.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is forming steel?

    ANSWER:

    Forming steel is low carbon steel that is easily formable. This means the steel can be bent, cut, and shaped into a multitude of different shapes and sizes.

  • What does the A in FS-A stand for?

    ANSWER:

    The A is FS-A stands for type A. Type A forming steel has a lower carbon content than type B forming steel. This means type A is more formable and stretchable.

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