Precision Components Made From Carbon Steels

Typically used to refer to steels which are not stainless, we also frequently machine carbon steels for virtually any industry, especially automotive and heavy industry.

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Examples of Carbon Steel for Precision Components

Carbon Steel
12L14

12L14 carbon steel for precision parts

We work frequently with 12L14, the fastest and easiest-machining of the carbon steels. The ‘L’ in the name stands for lead, which is responsible for its great machining characteristics. Screws, fasteners, and other relatively simple parts to be produced in high numbers are perfect for 12L14. Also known as Ledloy.

Carbon Steel
1018

1018 carbon steel for precision parts

A common low-carbon alloy often used for bolts, mechanical parts, pins, and other applications where hardness is critical. Excellent for Swiss turning. 1020 is a similar option.

Carbon Steel
Sandvik 20AP

Sandvik 20AP carbon steel for precision parts

Often used in the Swiss watch industry, we can machine 20AP for similar applications where precision is critical.

Carbon Steel
1008

1008 carbon steel for precision parts

While not easily machined, 1008 is a low-carbon steel that can be used for cold-formed parts.

Carbon Steel
52100

52100 carbon steel for precision parts

A strong, tough steel used in bearing and other applications that require high impact resistance.

Carbon Steel
1144

1144 carbon steel for precision parts

A common choice for fasteners, screws, and the like.

Carbon Steel
1010

1010 carbon steel for precision parts

A lower-strength steel often used in applications like car bodies and sometimes machined into things like fasteners. Well-suited to cold-forming processes.

Carbon Steel
1213/1215

1213/1215 carbon steel for precision parts

Steels which prioritize machinability and surface finish. Well-suited to parts which don’t experience high stress.

Carbon Steel
1117

1117 carbon steel for precision parts

Similar to 1018 but with added sulfur to improve machinability.

Carbon Steel
11L41

11L41 carbon steel for precision parts

A strong, tough steel used in suitably industrial applications like shafts and bolts.

Carbon Steel
1050

1050 carbon steel for precision parts

A high-carbon steel that can be hardened to Rc 58 with a moderate machinability rating.

Carbon Steel
1090

1090 carbon steel for precision parts

A balanced steel alloy similar to 1095 that can be tricky to machine.

Sample Precision Components using Steel