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1018 Carbon Steel Wire

Strong, ductile, easy to form, and machine.

1018 Stainless Steel Wire Manufacturer

Stainless Steel Products manufactures AISI 1018 steel alloy in round wire, flat wire, cut to length for the performance you need for the most demanding uses.


AISI 1018 steel alloy is one of the most popular low carbon steel alloys, and offers a long list of benefits when made into wire:

  • Good hardening
  • Versatile
  • Good for cold forming: bending and swaging.
  • Low carbon steel
  • Good machinability.
  • Excellent weldability
  • Good for drawing.
  • Uniform and hard case
  • Toughness
  • Strength
  • Ductility
  • Wear resistant.

Having the right blend

AISI 1018 steel alloy is a blend of carbon, copper, chromium, iron, manganese, nickel, silicon and sulfur materials. AISI 1018 steel alloy is composed of:


*This is for information purposes only. Actual numbers may vary.

Material TypeFerrous
Resistivity at 20°C 0.0000159ohm-cm
Electrical conductivity0.07IACS
Thermal conductivity52w/m-°k
Machine index0.7Compared to 1212 carbon steel (100%)
Hardness71Rockwel B
Yield strength370MPa
Ultimate strength440MPa
Poissons ratio0.29
Modulus of elasticity200GPa
Specific heat486J/kg°C
Annealing temperature648°C

*This is for information purposes only. Actual numbers may vary.

Supplying the wire, you need

Wire made from AISI 1018 steel alloy y has many uses in many industries. Today, AISI 1018 steel alloy wire is widely used in the carburized parts, chain pins, gears, brush wire, worms, dowels, tool holders, pinions and ratchet manufacturing industries. Wire manufactured from AISI 1018 steel alloy can be used for:

  • Carburized parts.
  • Chain pins
  • Gears
  • Brush wire
  • Worms
  • Dowels
  • Tool Holders
  • Pinions
  • Ratchets

Delivering the best AISI 1018 steel alloy wire

Since 1995, Stainless Steel Products has developed and delivered high-performing, long-lasting AISI 1018 steel alloy wire.

Stainless Steel Products has the experience, expertise and equipment to provide the AISI 1018 steel alloy round wire, flat wire, cut to length you require.


  • Operating since 1995
  • Supply and serve industries and manufacturers across the globe


  • Dedicated engineering assistance from a worldwide network of technical professionals
  • Keen attention to detail in all manufacturing phases
  • Superior customer service
  • Expedient, timely delivery


  • Headquartered in the United States of America
  • Utilize rolling mills, drawing, spooling and coiling equipment.
  • In-house round and flat wire cleaning available
  • Expansive inventory of materials in stock for quick shipment


Ferrous or non-ferrous, we work with most alloys available on the market today. Below is a list by major alloy family class:

Other Alloys

Industries We Serve

SSP works with all major industries on various product applications.  Take advantage of our breadth of knowledge on a wide variety of specifications and requirements!

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