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Carbon Steel Service Centers

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of carbon steel manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top carbon steel manufacturers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any carbon steel company can design and engineer carbon steel to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach carbon steel companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for carbon steel metal, carbon steel tubing, or carbon steel piping.

  • Skokie, IL 847-966-3000

    It is our goal to offer exactly what our customers need. While we specialized in aluminized steel, we also offer many other steel products, like tubing, plates, and carbon steel. With over 60 years of industry experience, you can trust us to provide you with quality parts that will keep you in business for many years to come. With us, you are not just a number, but a lifelong partner. Contact us for more info!

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  • South Bend, IN 800-348-2529

    A family-owned steel service center, Steel Warehouse specializes in heavy gauge and high strength steel. Offering diverse processing services such as slitting, pickling, cold reducing, blanking, annealing and leveling, Steel Warehouse is responsive to every customer’s steel needs. Steel Warehouse offers an extensive product selection including hot rolled, cold rolled, galvanized and tool steel.

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  • Wyoming, MI 800-543-4630

    Good Metals Company is a definitive single-source steel service center offering a wide range of steel products. We also offer extensive secondary services. See what this ISO 9001 (2000) certified company can do in house, ensuring high quality at great prices with fast turnaround. We believe the key to future success lies in our ability to offer the widest range of value-added specialty services.

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  • Baltimore, MD 410-631-5200

    Titan Steel Corporation is a global leader in the steel processing industry. Today, products & services include steel plate, steel tubing, hot rolled steel, cold rolled steel & a variety of tinplate, tinfree & galvanized steel products. Whether for standard or extra tough applications, Titan will serve!

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  • East Peoria, IL 800-322-2600

    Hagerty combines a large inventory of carbon, stainless, alloy & tool steels, aluminum, brass & copper with great processing capabilities. This ISO 9001:2000 certified metals service center works hard to exceed your expectations for plates, sheets, structurals, tubing, pipe, hot rolled & cold finished bars, coil processing, expanded metal, drill rod & more! We can locate those hard-to-find items!

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  • St. Paul, MN 800-992-1484

    Mead Metals serves the sheet metal, metal etching and metal stamping industries with cold rolled steel, tempered stainless and spring steel, annealed stainless steel, copper, bronze, and brass. We offer various sizes, thicknesses, and quantities to match any requirements. Call a quality steel service center like Mead Metals for all of your metal needs.

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Carbon Steel

Carbon steel is a metal alloy composed primarily of iron with carbon being the second largest component, imparting hardness and strength to varying degrees dependent upon the amount present. While the American Iron and Steel Institute has a very strict definition of carbon steel and permissible content levels for additional elements, the term is more broadly applied to all iron and carbon steel alloys where the presence of other metals is minimal.

In general, carbon steel is a very hard ferrous metal. As the carbon content varies, so do the properties of a specific alloy. Lower carbon amounts result in alloys with properties very similar to pure iron, but as the content raises hardness, corrosion resistance and strength are proportionately increased. High levels of carbon, however, decrease ductility, temperature resistance, melting point and fabrication possibilities. Steel service centers provide this material for a number of industries including construction, architecture, marine superstructure, automotive, electronics, aerospace and power generation among others. While some service centers provide finished products, many manufacturers purchase stock shapes such as bars, rods, tubes, plates, sheets, strips, foil, wire, billets, slabs and blooms. Additionally, ingots and powders are available for powder metallurgy applications. These stock materials are formed into a variety of finished products ranging from structural beams to automotive paneling.

Also referred to as plain carbon steel, the variability of this material leads to a general classification system allowing manufacturers to select the proper alloy for a given application. Mild or low carbon steel is the most common form as it is inexpensive and highly malleable. The low tensile strength of this 0.05% to 0.15% carbon alloy, however, can be undesirable in some applications. Medium carbon steel has a carbon content of between 0.3% and 0.59%, providing a balance between strength and ductility. High carbon steel is composed of between 0.6% and 0.99% carbon, forgoing much of the ductility of iron in favor of high tensile strength. Ultra-high carbon steel contains approximately 1.0% to 2.0% carbon and is among the hardest metal alloys. The material commonly referred to as cast iron is actually a very high carbon steel alloy. Higher carbon content lowers the melting point, allowing for more fabrication possibilities. These possibilities generally include casting, forging, spinning, slitting, shearing, coiling, coating and cutting. Heat treatments such as annealing, quenching, martempering and spheroidizing are often used to further manipulate the mechanical properties of a given alloy. Case hardening is a common finishing technique as it hardens only the exterior of carbon steel, allowing a product to retain internal ductility but with a wear-resistant exterior case. In addition to finishing treatments, considerations for carbon steel include dimensions such as outer diameter, inner diameter, length and thickness, which, along with carbon content levels, help determine production possibilities.

Carbon Steel
Carbon Steel
Carbon Steel - Block Steel Corp.
Carbon Steel - Block Steel Corp.