Forged Carbon Steel

Carbon steel forgings are created through a steel forging process that maximizes the natural strength and machinability of the forged material. Forged carbon steel can contain an unspecified number of alloys without a minimum required percentage. Some of the alloys found within carbon steel forgings include nickel, titanium, tungsten, chromium, cobalt, zirconium, and more. Additionally, the higher the carbon content within the steel alloy, the lower its melting point. 

Great Lakes Forge is your trusted carbon steel supplier for mild, medium, and high carbon steel forgings. If you have any questions regarding custom carbon steel forging, contact us, or request a quote for further pricing details today. 

Carbon Steel Forging Advantages

As a well-seasoned forging manufacturer Great lakes Forge understands the value of creating advanced quality carbon steel forgings for your project needs. Some of the main benefits of forged carbon steel include the following:

  • Excellent impact strength
  • Enhanced production efficiency
  • Economical
  • Tight grain structure

Additionally, carbon steel open-die forgings are generally stronger and more reliable than castings and steel plate since the grain flows of the steel are altered, which then conforms to the shape of the part.

Medium Carbon Steel Forging Options

Medium grade carbon steel has approximately 0.29% to 0.54% carbon content with 0.60 to 1.65% manganese content (e.g. AISI 1045 steel). This grade balances elasticity and strength and has good wear resistance; it is used for large forging and car parts.

Depending on your project needs, there is a wide range of available options for carbon steel grades. All four grades can be heat treated to improve their machinability, strength, and flexibility. Our carbon steel forging options include:

  • 1030
  • 1045
  • 1117
  • A350LF2

Additional steel grades and specifications are available upon request.

Carbon Steel Forging Applications

Carbon steel forgings are commonly utilized in advanced industries throughout the world, including oil and gas, aerospace, mining, power generation, press repair, and more to manufacture precision parts and components for the following types of applications:

  • Machine Parts
  • Hydraulic Rams
  • Shafts
  • Fasteners

Open-Die Carbon Steel Forgings

As a premier open-die carbon steel forgings manufacturer, Great Lakes Forge can create forged carbon steel that will stand the test of time. The open die forging process increases the strength of the material by eliminating air bubbles or other flaws often associated with casting. In addition to forged carbon steel’s wear and impact resistance due to its tight grain structure, it is also mechanically stronger than a wide range of other forged metals. 

Forged Carbon Steel Manufactured to Your Specifications

GLF can manufacture open die forgings produced to your exact metal alloy project specifications. We work with carbon steel forging specifications including AISI, ASTM, AMS, API, SAE, ASME, AWS, JIS and GB in many custom forged shapes and heat-treated conditions. Utilizing forged carbon steel specifications achieve critical physical properties, such as tensile, yield, elongation, and area reduction for the desired end-use as specified by the purchaser.

Why Choose GLF for Your Forged Carbon Steel Needs?

Carbon steel forgings from Great Lakes Forge are produced from some of the planet's most robust and most durable materials. If your company uses a forging supplier that quotes long lead times, turn to Great Lakes Forge for your forged carbon steel needs.

Once your order is received, we complete your forgings with the shortest lead times in the industry, providing the industry’s most revered customer service.

Contact GLF for Carbon Forged Steel Materials Today

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