1040 carbon steel has high carbon content and can be hardened by heat treatment followed by quenching and tempering to achieve 150 to 250 ksi tensile strength. 1040 Carbon Steel plates are given by us in different sizes according to the customer's needs. Our carbon steel 1040 products can be offered in made to arrange length sizes and shapes. These Carbon Steel products can likewise be manufactured and machined to get together the needs of our customers.

1040 Carbon Steel Chemical Composition

The chemical composition of AISI 1040 carbon steel is outlined in the following table.

Element C Mn P S More
Min 0.37 0.6 - - ①②③④⑤
Max 0.44 0.9 0.04 0.05

① When carbon steel is required to specify the Si content, it is usually selected according to the following five grades: Si≤ 0.10%, 0.10%~0.20%, 0.15%~0.35%, 0.20%~0.40%, 0.30%~0.60%.

② When the content of copper and Cu is specified for carbon steel, Cu ≥ 0.2%.

③ When it is necessary to add lead Pb element to the standard steel, the specified range is 0.15%~0.35% (including 0.35%). Such steel is identified by inserting the letter L between the second and third digits of the grade name, for example 10L45. When lead Pb was added to the ladle, no thermal analysis was performed.

④ When boronization of killed steel is specified, the content of boron in the steel should reach 0.0005%~0.003%. Steel containing titanium is not allowed, and the upper limit of boron content can reach 0.005%.

⑤ When the supply and demand sides reach an agreement, bismuth, calcium, selenium or tellurium can be added to carbon steel.

1040 Carbon Steel Equivalent Material

ASTM AISI SAE 1040 carbon steel equivalent material to European EN (Germany DIN EN, British BSI, French NF…), Chinese GB and Japanese JIS standard. AISI 1040 Steel Equivalent Material

High quality carbon structural steel
China Taiwan Japan Korea USA ISO Germany France Russia UK
40 U20402 S40C S40C SM40C 1040 G10400 C40E4 C40E 1.1186 C40E 40 C40E
Ck40 XC42 080M40

1040 Carbon Steel Applications

AISI 1040 carbon steel can be used in couplings, crankshafts, and cold headed parts.

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