Carbon Steel Forging

Philadelphia Forgings is pleased to supply exceptional forged products to customers across the United States. Carbon steel forgings encompass an important part of Philadelphia Forgings’s product line because they exhibit strength, fatigue resistance, ductility, hardenability, and other mechanical properties. Carbon steel is a material that contains a high level of carbon as well as other alloying elements such as manganese. The amount of carbon, which is classified by type and grade, contained in the steel determines the properties of the forged product.

Properties of Carbon Steel Forgings

There are four main grades of carbon steel: low carbon steel, medium carbon steel, high carbon steel, and very high carbon steel. Depending on the amount of carbon present in the material, carbon steel forgings are hardenable by heat treatment to increase yield and impact strength as well as wear resistance.

Low or mild carbon steel contains 0.05% to 0.26% carbon and encompasses grades 1018 and 1020. The lower carbon content causes the material to be more ductile and less brittle, making mild carbon steel a good choice forging. Medium carbon steel contains 0.29% to 0.54% carbon and includes steel grades 1141. Containing a higher level of manganese, medium carbon steel can be used in the quenched or tempered form for forged crankshafts and many other types of forgings. High carbon steel and very high carbon steel exhibit hardness as well as resiliency and are brittle due to their higher carbon contents, between 0.55% and 2.1%.

Philadelphia Forgings is a national supplier of forgings and forged products. Based in southeastern Pennsylvania, we are proud to supply superior forged products in carbon steel and many other materials, including titanium, stainless steel, alloy steel, aluminum and more to a nationwide customer base that is concentrated largely in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Please visit the Forged Materials page for a full listing or call us today to learn more about our high quality forged products.

Philadelphia Forgings supplies forged products in the following grades of carbon steel:
  • SA 105
  • LF-2
  • F-22
  • 1018
  • 1020
  • 1026
  • 1141