AISI 1018 is a low-carbon steel grade in the AISI/SAE steel designation system. It contains approximately 0.15% to 0.20% carbon content, making it a low-carbon steel. AISI 1018 carbon steel is known for its good machinability, weldability, and formability.
The chemical composition of AISI 1018 carbon steel typically includes:
- Carbon (C): 0.15% – 0.20%
- Manganese (Mn): 0.60% – 0.90%
- Phosphorus (P): 0.04% max
- Sulfur (S): 0.05% max
AISI 1018 carbon steel plates are commonly used in various applications that require good strength, machinability, and weldability. It finds applications in industries such as automotive, construction, machinery, and equipment manufacturing. The low carbon content provides favorable mechanical properties and ease of machining.