A.K.A.: Rod, Solid Round
ASTM: ASTM A108 (Standard Specification for Steel Bars, Carbon, Hot-Wrought, Special Quality)
Characteristics: Smooth gray finish.
Workability: Excellent candidate for most processing techniques. Excellent for Machining.
Applications: 12L14 is used extensively in automatic screw machines for manufacturing numerous parts requiring considerable machining and close tolerances, along with a smooth finish. 12L14 can be used to maximum advantage where considerable machining is required, such as bushings, inserts, couplings, and hydraulic hose fittings. With good ductility, 12L14 is suitable for parts involving crimping, bending, or riveting.