A.K.A.: Rod, Solid Round
ASTM: ASTM A108 (ASTM A108 - 07 Standard Specification for Steel Bar, Carbon and Alloy, Cold-Finished)
Characteristics: Oiled surface, smooth dark grey finish. Accurate dimensions throughout length.
Workability: 1045 is a medium carbon steel is used when greater strength and hardness is desired than in the "as rolled" condition. Extreme size accuracy, straightness and concentricity combine to minimize wear in high speed applications.
Applications: Used in gears, shafts, axles, bolts, studs, and machine parts.