52100 Round Bar

The machinability of 52100 Round Bar alloys is excellent.

52100 Round Bar Stock

52100 steel is advantageous in various industrial applications because it combines strength, hardness, and workability.

It can be easily forged, shaped, and machined with little difficulty from its annealed state.

O'Hare 52100 Alloys Round Bar Stock

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Machinability and other Processes

By using conventional methods, the machinability of 52100 alloys is excellent. Also, all traditional methods of forming 52100 are acceptable, including cold forging or stamping and hot or cold upset forming, among others.

As mentioned, the alloy can be supplied as forgings, and it can also be forged at temperatures ranging from 2200 degrees Fahrenheit to 1700 degrees Fahrenheit. It is annealed at 1600 degrees Fahrenheit and allowed to cool slowly to relieve machining or cold working strains if necessary.

Meanwhile, the alloy should be heated to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit when it comes to heat treatment. It is followed by an oil quench, which results in through hardening of the alloy. Before the 1500 F and quench treatment, it is possible to perform a normalizing heat treatment at 1600 F and slow cooling to relieve machining stress and prepare the part for the quenching treatment.

Working at high temperatures, such as upsetting, is possible in the range of 400 to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result of its high ductility, the alloy can be cold worked in either the annealed or normalized states using conventional methods.


52100 Alloys are very useful in the automotive and aircraft industry. It is used for aerospace parts. The common applications are bearings, fasteners, punches, cutlery blades, taps, dies, and more.

The 52100 round bar is a popular choice for many metalworking applications. It is used for forming, bending, and rolling metal in a variety of ways. It is also used to make various products such as nuts, bolts, and washers. The 52100 round bar is made of high-quality steel and has a diameter of 1/2 inch. It can be used to form, bend, or roll metal in various ways.

The 52100 round bar is commonly used by the automotive industry because it can be formed into different shapes that are needed for car manufacturing processes such as stamping, rolling, pressing, and forming. Also, the 52100 round bar has a carbon content of 0.20%, which makes it an alloy that can be welded at high temperatures without experiencing embrittlement. This makes it a good choice for welding applications in the automotive industry.

52100 round bar has great tensile strength which means it can withstand tremendous forces without fracturing or breaking. This makes it great for structural applications like bridges, building frames, and pipelines.




Modulus of Elasticity 

Thermal Conductivity 

Specific Gravity 

Melting Point 

Poisson’s ratio 

0.283lb / cu. in.


30500 ksi



2595 ℉


Chemical Properties








1.3 – 1.60

0.98 – 1.1

0.25 – 0.45


0.20 – 0.35



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