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EN16 (605M36T) Engineering SteelEN16 (605M36T)

Engineering Steel

EN16 is a high tensile steel which has excellent ductility and good shock resistance.

EN16 shares the same good mechanical properties of EN8 but is more resistant to shear loading and frictional wearing. It is an alternative alloy steel grade to other chromium and nickel high tensile steel specifications and is readily machinable in the supplied condition. EN16 is a popular 'all-rounder' and is used in a wide variety of general engineering applications.

Key Features:

EN16 Engineering Steel is more resistant to shear loading and frictional wearing than EN8. With good mechanical properties this high tensile steel has good shock resistance.

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.



Download EN16 (605M36T) Engineering Steel Datasheet

Typical Applications:

  • Connecting rods
  • High load couplings
  • Pistons
  • High tensile shafts
  • Gears


We offer EN16 (605M36T) Engineering Steel in round bar, hollow bar, plate, hexagon and flat bar. Smiths Metal Centres has processing operations at all our UK service centre locations. With power saws across the Group including a fully automated magazine feed CNC rod blanking line, we can cut your material to your size requirements.

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