Mild Steel (A36/1008)

We offer you A36 and 1008 carbon steel (mild steel) in three surface finishes based on the most popular thicknesses:

  • Cold Rolled Carbon Steel (1008)
  • Hot Rolled Carbon Steel (A36)
  • Hot Rolled Pickled and Oiled Carbon Steel (HRP&O) (A36)

Starting from $29


Cost effective and versatile

Our mild steel is the go-to choice for fabricators, welders, machinists, prototypers, and anyone else who needs a strong, reliable part that is easy to work with.

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Which mild steel is right for you?

With our three offerings of mild steel, it can be challenging to know which best suits your current project, so we’re going to help clear that up for you. If you have any more questions that weren’t covered here, be sure to email us at and our applications engineers will get back to you.

Cold-Rolled Steel (1008)

Our cold-rolled carbon steel is our customers’ favorite material to work with. Cold-rolled is basically just hot-rolled steel with additional processing. Those additional processes give it a cleaner edge, better surface quality, and more exact dimensions. Cold-rolled has exceptional refinement and tends to be a little stronger and harder than hot-rolled. For these reasons, cold-rolled is better suited for bending and fabrication.

Hot-Rolled Steel (A36)

Our hot rolled carbon steel is commercial mild steel, found in most industries as it offers good weldability and machinability. It’s sturdy and easy to work with. It has a scaled surface finish from the cooling process and as a result, it is free of internal stresses sometimes associated with further processing. Hot rolled steel can be used in bending but is more prone to cracking. 

Hot-rolled pickled and oiled (A36)

HRP&O steel is much smoother and easier to finish than the cheaper “mill finished hot-roll” that most steel centers sell. HRP&O is just hot-rolled steel that is subjected to an acid bath in order to remove scale mill. Then it has some dry oil applied to prevent rusting. Overall, it has a nicer finish.

SendCutSend is always here to assist in choosing the right version of your material for your specific needs.

Common Uses

  • Structural Steel

  • Signs

  • Automotive

  • Furniture

  • Wire

  • Fencing

  • Decorations

  • Nails

  • And so much more!

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Material Details

.030″ A1008 Mild Steel

Advertised Thickness .030″ | .76mm
Gauge 22
Thickness Tolerance Positive .003″
Thickness Tolerance Negative .003″
Cutting Process Fiber Laser
Cut Tolerance .005″
Steel Type Cold Rolled (1008)
Available Operations
Deburring No
Bending Yes
Countersinking No
Tapping No
Anodizing No
Plating No
Powder Coating No
Hardware No
Design Considerations
Min Part Size .25″ x .375″
Max Part Size 44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size .015″
Min Bridge Size .015″
Min Hole to Edge Size .020″
Min Bend Part Size .375″ x 1.5″
Tab and Slot Tolerance .010″
Max Bend Part Size 30″ x 30″
Min Flange Length (After Bend) .286″
Die Width .472″
Effective Bend Radius @ 90° .045″
Max Bend Angle 130°
Bend Deduction @ 90° .0610″
K Factor .38
Bend Relief Depth .095
Minimum Joggle BL2BL @90 Max Flange .288″
Maximum Joggle @90 Max Flange 3.750″
Material Composition Iron (Fe): 99.31 – 99.7 Manganese (Mn): 0.3 – 0.5 Carbon (C): 0 – 0.1 Sulfur (S): 0 – 0.05 Phosphorus (P): 0 – 0.04
Density 490 lb/ft^3
Tensile Strength (Ultimate) 54 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield) 45 ksi
Shear Strength 34 ksi
Shear Modulus 11000 ksi
Fatigue Strength 32 ksi
Brinell Hardness 100
Elongation at Break 22%
Elastic Modulus 27000 ksi
Poisson’s Ratio .29
Thermal Conductivity 36 BTU/h-ft-°F
Melting Point 2600 °F
Magnetic Yes
Does it Rust? Yes
Not sure what some of those properties mean? Check out our Material Properties Cheat Sheet.

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Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

SKU SO-440-8
Thread Size 4-40 x .250″
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000) .168″
Minimum sheet thickness 0.040″
Maximum sheet thickness .125″
Fastener material Steel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge 0.230″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole. .345″
Recommended panel material Steel/Aluminum
Coating type Zinc
Length .250″
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075) 0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR) 0.048″-0.119″