Suitable for parts requiring cold forming, such as crimping, or bending. However, for severe bends, stress relieving may be necessary to prevent cracking. Especially suitable for carburized parts requiring soft core and high surface hardness, such as gears, pinions, worms, king pins, chain pins, ratchets, etc.
1018 has a machinability rating of 78%, based on 1212 as 100%. Average surface cutting speed is 130 feet per minute.
This grade is easily welded by all the welding processes, and the resultant welds and joints are of extremely high quality. The grade of welding rod to be used depends on the thickness of section, design, service requirements, etc.
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