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C45 - Medium Carbon Steel

Surcharge

Scrap has fallen again for June 2019 on the back of reduced demand. Combined with slight falls in alloys, this has seen an overall reduction in surcharges this month.

Surcharge information as listed via Liberty Speciality Steels where possible, other based on mean chemical analysis for the given grade.

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£180.00 per tonne

Surcharge Price History for C45

JUL 18 OCT 18 JAN 19 APR 19 TODAY
£245.65 £239.65 £266.00 £229.00 £180.00

Description

C45 grade steel is a medium carbon steel offering moderate tensile strengths.

The material is capable of through hardening by quenching and tempering on limited sections but can also be flame or induction hardened to Hrc 55.

This grade is most commonly supplied in an untreated or normalised condition and is available in several variations (denoted by additional letters) which offer slight modifications of chemical composition.

Machinability similar to that of mild steel can be expected, however weldability is reduced.

Typical applications of C45 grade steel

  • Axles
  • Spindles
  • Studs
  • Shafts
  • Knives
  • Automotive components 
  • General engineering components

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PRODUCTION METHOD

Rolled or Forged

FINISHES

Black Bar or Bright Bar

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