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AISI 1010 Hot Rolled Steel

The term steel refers to iron whereby 0.02 to 1.7% carbon has been added. Generally steel is low cost and it is easy to finish with paint or other coatings. There are many different types of steel and various alloys and applications for each type. This makes steel a popular choice for many different types of products. It is used commonly in the manufacturing of automobiles, homes, cutlery, appliances and magnetic cores. Steel does however, have poor corrosion resistance.

The numeric system that describes types of steel helps to determine the alloying ingredients by the first two digits of the alloy number, and the last two digits refer to the carbon content. Generally, as carbon is added, machinability and weldability decreases but strength increases.

In steel manufacturing, rolling is a forming process whereby metal materials are passed through a pair of rollers. There are different types of rolling; the most common are hot rolling and cold rolling. Rolling is classified according to the temperature of the metal rolled. When the metal is higher than its recrystallization temperature it is referred to as hot rolling. Cold rolling is the process that occurs when the metal is below its recrystallization temperature.

AISI 1010 Hot Rolled Steel is a low carbon alloy that is typically sold in flat strips and sheets. It is used for deep drawing, carburized and structural applications. AISI is utilized throughout the automobile industry. Auto bodies, fenders and smaller pans and covers are often cast from AISI 1010 Hot Rolled Steel. Occasionally it is used in wiring, storage bins, shopping carts, jewelry and barbed wire.

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