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Aerospace Steel Bar

S98 Aerospace Steel Bar

BS S98 aerospace steel bar is suitable for applications where tensile and yield strength requirements are higher than S96 and S97.


The material is a particularly suitable where surface pressure exists. Classed as a high hardenability steel, BS S98 aerospace bar (which is an equivalent of EN26), offer a combination of high strength and toughness and works well in high temperature service applications. The alloy is used in a wide range of industry applications including aerospace, motorsport and Oil & Gas.


BS S98 aerospace steel bar is classed as a hardenability steel and offers improved tensile and yield strength when compared to S96 and S97. With good creep resistance and toughness, the alloy is used in widespread engineering applications.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Hydraulic shafts
  • Torsion bars
  • Axles
  • Connecting rods
  • Sockets
  • Spindles

We stock S98 in flats, round bar, round tube, 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 S98 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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