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EN16 Steel (605M36T)

Engineering Steel

EN16 Engineering Steel

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

A Steel All-Rounder

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.


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.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

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

We stock EN16 in flats, round bar, square bar and hexagon bar.

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 EN16 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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