|Graham Williams 11||14/09/2019 12:03:54|
|65 forum posts|
Is black, presume hot rolled, round steel bar generally or always of EN3B spec???
|Andrew Johnston||14/09/2019 12:07:12|
5496 forum posts
EN3 is the most common spec, but not the only one. You can get EN8 as black bar.
18098 forum posts
You can even get EN1A but not from many of the usual ME suppliers.
|vintage engineer||14/09/2019 14:25:33|
250 forum posts
Be very careful with mild steel black bar. This is normally recycled steel and full of all sorts of crap!
|David George 1||14/09/2019 16:31:39|
1220 forum posts
I have EN 40B black bar and EN 32 black bar so beware what you buy and suplier.
|John MC||14/09/2019 18:02:50|
279 forum posts
My preference is to always go for black bar if it's available in the grade of steel I want to purchase. Two reasons, its usually cheaper than bright drawn, also less prone to distortion during machining.
If steel is sold as EN3, black or cold drawn it will be EN3. All "new" steel will contain recycled steel, steel being one of the most recycled materials.
|duncan webster||15/09/2019 00:18:38|
2587 forum posts
And a lot of cast iron is made from steel scrap by adding carbon. The reason I think is you know what you are starting with, so you have a chance of knowing what you finish with.
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