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C45 - Medium Carbon Steel

Surcharge

Both Scrap and most alloys saw a small increase going into April, meaning surcharges for the majority of grades increased slightly.

Nickel has been rising steadily (albeit not significantly) in recent weeks and therefore we would expect to see this filter through to the surcharges in the coming weeks.

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

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£229.00 per tonne

Surcharge Price History for C45

APR 18 JUL 18 OCT 18 JAN 19 TODAY
£221.60 £245.65 £239.65 £266.00 £229.00

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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