C45

Medium Carbon Steel

Surcharge

£540.48 per tonne

Surcharge Price History for C45

MAY 21 AUG 21 NOV 21 FEB 22 TODAY
£357.90 £417.96 £379.05 £356.20 £540.48

Product Method

Rolled or Forged

Finishes

Black Bar or Bright Bar

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.

Size Range

32mm - 860mm Dia

Typical applications of C45 grade steel

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

Similar Grades

BS 970
080M46
£542.95

Grades for Potential Substitution (Lesser)

BS 970
080M40 / EN8
£542.2

Grades for Potential Substitution (Greater)

BS 970
070M55 / EN9
£539.73
080M50
£542.95
SAE/AISI
1050
£542.13
European
C60
£542.13

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