AISI 1050 Steel (UNS G10500)

Description

AISI 1050 is a high-carbon, cold rolled steel containing approximately 0.50% carbon that can be hardened by heat treatment to a maximum hardness of approximately Rockwell C 58.  Soft annealed high carbon steel is intended for applications requiring moderate forming, while soft spheroidized annealed product is intended for applications requiring maximum cold forming.  The soft spheroidized annealed product is processed to give the lowest hardness for maximum formability.  This grade of steel is used for the manufacture of blades, brackets, brake discs, clips, clutches, springs, washers and gears and for a wide range of applications that can make use of its good combination of mechanical properties.

Chemical Composition
Chemical Composition (wt%) limits of AISI 1050*
Element AISI 1050
Carbon 0.48-0.55
Manganese 0.60-0.90
Phosphorus 0.030
Sulfur 0.035
* Maximum, unless range is indicated
Hardness Requirements
Hardness requirements for ASTM A684 annealed high carbon steel (0.55% C)
Temper

Thickness(inch)

Rockwell HardnessMin.Max.
Under Through
Soft Annealed 0.020
0.030
0.300
-
0.020
0.030
15T89.5
30T76.0
B88
Soft Spheroidized Annealed 0.020
0.030
0.300
-
0.020
0.030
15T88.5
30T74.0
B85
Physical Properties
Physical properties for AISI 1050 steel
Property AISI 1050 Data
Density, lb/in3 0.284
Modulus of Elasticity, psi 29 x 106
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion, 68-212˚F, /˚F 6.39 x 10-6
Thermal Conductivity, Btu/ft hr ˚F 30.0
Specific Heat, Btu/lb ˚F 0.116
Electrical Resistivity, Microohm-in 6.42
Standards
Typical standards for AISI 1050 steel
AISI 1050
ASTM A684

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