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Carbon steels are steels that contain carbon as their main alloying element. Traces of 0.4% silicon and 1.2% manganese can also be found in these steels. Carbon steels also contain small quantities of copper, nickel, molybdenum, aluminium and chromium.
The following datasheet provides an overview of AISI 1016 carbon steel.
The chemical composition of AISI 1016 carbon steel is outlined in the following table.
The following table shows the physical properties of AISI 1016 carbon steel.
The mechanical properties of cold drawn AISI 1016 carbon steel are displayed in the following table.
|Bulk modulus (typical for steel)
|Shear modulus (typical for steel)
|Elongation at break (In 50 mm)
|Reduction of area
|Hardness, Knoop (converted from Brinell hardness)
|Hardness, Rockwell B (converted from Brinell hardness)
|Hardness, Vickers (converted from Brinell hardness)
|Machinability (based on AISI 1212 steel as 100 machinability. The machinability of Group I bar, rod, and wire products can be improved by cold drawing.)
The thermal properties of AISI 1016 carbon steel are given in the following table.
|Thermal conductivity (estimated based on similar materials)
||360 BTU in/hr.ft².°F|
Equivalent materials to AISI 1016 carbon steel are given in the following table.
|MIL SPEC MIL-S-866
AISI 1016 carbon steel is used in cold forming operations such as extrusion, heading and upsetting.