This section provides an overview for metal rods as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 12 metal rod manufacturers and their company rankings.
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A metal rod is a round bar made of metal of various materials and sizes, and is used in a wide variety of products or as an intermediate material.
A metal rod is made of a wide variety of materials, including iron, aluminum, copper, stainless steel, cast metal, lead, and various alloys.
A metal rod can be as thin as 3/4" (20 mm) and as thick as 16" (400 mm), and as long as 0.4" (10 mm) to 13' (4 m). Various surface treatments are available to meet the needs of each application.
Round bars made of free-cutting brass are used for bolts, nuts, small screws, spindles, watches, and camera parts in small diameters, and gears and valves in larger diameters.
Austenitic stainless steel round bars are used in a wide range of fields, including mechanical parts and semiconductor devices, due to their non-magnetic properties and good weldability.
Copper round bars are mainly used in the fields of electrical components and chemical industry components due to their good electrical and thermal conductivity, ductility, corrosion resistance, and weather resistance.
Metal rods are available in a wide variety of materials, but here are some of the most common materials used in metal rods from the viewpoint of what is most frequently requested for processing.
Special steels include SS400 (rolled steel for general structure), S45C and S50C (carbon steel for machine structural use), SK3 (carbon tool steel), and SCM (chrome molybdenum steel).
The same is true for special steels such as "SACM" and "NAK55" for aluminum chromium molybdenum steel, "YK30 (SKS)" and "SKD" for alloy tool steel, and "FC" for gray cast iron steel.
In aluminum, the AL-Mg alloys "A5052" and "A5056," the AL-Mg-Si alloy "A6063," the Al-Cu alloy duralumin "A2017," and the Al-Zn-Mg alloys "YH7 and A7075" are mentioned.
Stainless steel includes "SUS304," which is the most commonly used austenitic type, as well as "SUS316" and "SUS316L.
Copper includes "C1100" tough pitch copper, free-cutting steel, phosphor bronze castings (formerly PBC2), "BC6," a type 6 of 90% copper and 10% tin gunmetal, and free-cutting brass (two types of free-cutting brass).
Titanium is often requested for processing, such as "64 titanium" and "pure titanium".
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