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Carbon Steel

1020 Aerospace Steel Tube

1020 (UNS G10200) is a plain carbon steel with moderate strength and limited hardenability.

Case Hardened Steel

The alloy applications in general engineering and some motorsports where required performance requirements are relatively low and strength to weight ratios less important. The material has a good combination of strength and ductility and can be hardened or carburised. 1020 is commonly used in the case hardened condition


1020 (UNS G10200) alloy tubes offer a good combination of strength and ductility. The alloy has good machinability, is easily welded and is ideal for simple structural applications. The material offers limited hardenability.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Shafts
  • Chains
  • Lightly stressed gears
  • Pins
  • Hard wearing surfaces
  • Case Hardened components where core strength is essential

We stock 1020 in round tube and rectangular tube.

Technical Assistance

Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.

Additional Info

A technical datasheet for 1020 is available in PDF file format. To view and download, please click here.

We offer in-house processing options - for more information, please refer to our processing services.

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