Common High Tensile Steel Uses

high tensile steel uses

Determining the right steel product for your needs can be challenging. Reading Plastic & Metal’s in-house experts take the guesswork out of your precision parts project. When your parts require a good balance of strength, toughness and wear-resistance, we often recommend high tensile steel. High tensile steel uses range from bungee cord springs to large-scale bridge construction projects. Its durability, malleability and ductility make it a smart choice when looking for a high-performing metal that can withstand stressful conditions.

The Benefits of High Tensile Steel

High tensile steel is a more expensive grade of steel, but its benefits outweigh the added cost. When part failure is not an option, high tensile steel delivers exceptional strength. The term “tensile” is used to define a material’s stress capacity. High-tensile steel is alloyed with other metals–chromium, molybdenum, manganese, nickel, silicon, and vanadium–to create products with a high yield and outstanding tension resistance and fatigue strength. It’s production also yields fewer carbon emissions than iron-ore based steel, making it a better choice for the environment.

High tensile steel has excellent corrosion resistance and can maintain its properties in extreme temperatures, making it a common choice for applications where weather or corrosive conditions are a factor. Furthermore, high tensile steel is significantly lighter than its lower tensile steel counterparts, allowing transportation vehicles to carry higher payloads at a lower fuel consumption rate.

Understanding High Tensile Steel Uses

High tensile steel is commonly used in automotive, manufacturing, mechanical engineering, and construction applications. From axles, conveyor parts, crow bars, gears, logging parts, spindles, shafts, springs, sprockets, studs, pinions, rotors and more, high tensile steel is an excellent choice when you need higher strength and corrosion resistance to ensure your equipment won’t fail.

Count on Reading Plastic & Metal for Your High Tensile Steel Parts

When you need custom metal parts delivered on time and on budget, count on Reading Plastic & Metal. We manufacture high-performance, precision parts to meet your exact specifications. Our experts know when high tensile steel is the right fit for your project.

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