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Steel Product Selector by Grade

How do I Select the Most Appropriate Steel Grade?


  • Strength
  • Formability
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Weight
  • Chemistry
  • Cost
  • Recommended uses

Strength is measured as a force per unit area to stretching (Yield Strength) or breaking (Tensile Strength, in kilo(1000)-pounds per square inch (ksi), or Mega-Pascal (MPa).  1 ksi = 6.9 MPa

Formability  is how much you can stretch the surface before cracks appear, measured as the % Elongation.

We will be glad to personally guide you through the selection process.  

To explore on your own, Commercial Steel is a good place to start.  It is a low carbon steel that exhibits good strength coupled with formability. It is easy to machine and fabricate and can be securely welded.  From there, you can see how improved properties – stronger, more bendable, more resistant to corrosion – will be an even better match for you.

Not sure which steel grade is right for your specific purposes?  Are you looking for alternatives that are more budget-friendly or readily available?  Our team would love to talk with you and create a solution that fits your specific need!

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