Plain Steel

Plain Steel also known as low carbon C1008 or mild carbon steel is a metal alloy.  It is a combination of two elements iron and carbon which makes it susceptible to oxidization in exterior and wet environments.  Plain Steel with a low carbon content had similar properties to iron, however is softer and easily formed.

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Chemical Composition

Element & AbbreviationCarbon (C)Silicon (Si)Manganese (Mn)Phosphorus (P)Sulphur (S)
Maximum Content Percentage %.056 – 0.850.15 – 0.350.5 – 0.70.0350.035

Plain Steel

Material Count Wire Diameter Wire / mm Opening Opg / mm Micron Open area % Lbs/sq ft
plain-steel Plain Steel 1X1 .105″ 2.667 .895″ 22.733 22733 80.10% 0.71
plain-steel Plain Steel 1X1 .120″ 3.048 .880″ 22.352 22352 77.44% 0.928
plain-steel Plain Steel 1X1 .135″ 3.429 .865″ 21.971 21971 74.82% 1.177
plain-steel Plain Steel 2X2 .063″ 1.6 .437″ 11.0998 11099.8 76.40% 0.512
plain-steel Plain Steel 2X2 .080″ 2.03 .420″ 10.668 10668 70.60% 0.83
plain-steel Plain Steel 2X2 .105″ 2.67 .395″ 10.033 10033 62.40% 1.442
plain-steel Plain Steel 3X3 .047″ 1.194 .286″ 7.272 7272 73.79% 0.425
plain-steel Plain Steel 3X3 .063″ 1.6 .270″ 6.858 6858 65.60% 0.776
plain-steel Plain Steel 3X3 .080″ 2.03 .253″ 6.4262 6426.2 57.60% 1.264
plain-steel Plain Steel 4X4 .035″ 0.89 .215″ 5.461 5461 74.00% 0.317
plain-steel Plain Steel 4X4 .047″ 1.19 .203″ 5.1562 5156.2 65.90% 0.576
plain-steel Plain Steel 4X4 .063″ 1.6 .187″ 4.7498 4749.8 56.00% 1.048
plain-steel Plain Steel 4X4 .080″ 2.03 .170″ 4.318 4318 46.20% 1.721
plain-steel Plain Steel 4X4 .105″ 2.67 .145″ 3.683 3683 33.60% 3.062
plain-steel Plain Steel 6X6 .028″ 0.71 .139″ 3.5306 3530.6 69.60% 0.305
plain-steel Plain Steel 6X6 .035″ 0.89 .132″ 3.3528 3352.8 62.70% 0.481
plain-steel Plain Steel 6X6 .047″ 1.19 .120″ 3.048 3048 51.80% 0.882
plain-steel Plain Steel 6X6 .063″ 1.6 .104″ 2.6416 2641.6 38.90% 1.63
plain-steel Plain Steel 8X8 .028″ 0.71 .097″ 2.4638 2463.8 60.20% 0.411
plain-steel Plain Steel 8X8 .032″ 0.81 .093″ 2.3622 2362.2 55.40% 0.541
plain-steel Plain Steel 8X8 .035″ 0.89 .090″ 2.286 2286 51.80% 0.651
plain-steel Plain Steel 8X8 .047″ 1.19 .078″ 1.9812 1981.2 38.90% 1.209
plain-steel Plain Steel 8X8 .063″ 1.6 .062″ 1.5748 1574.8 24.60% 2.163
plain-steel Plain Steel 10X10 .025″ 0.64 .075″ 1.905 1905 56.30% 0.412
plain-steel Plain Steel 10X10 .035″ 0.89 .065″ 1.651 1651 42.30% 0.831
plain-steel Plain Steel 10X10 .047″ 1.19 .053″ 1.3462 1346.2 28.10% 1.484
plain-steel Plain Steel 12X12 .023″ 0.584 .060″ 1.524 1524 51.80% 0.422
plain-steel Plain Steel 12X12 .028″ 0.711 .055″ 1.397 1397 43.60% 0.635
plain-steel Plain Steel 14X14 .020″ 0.508 .051″ 1.2954 1295.4 51.00% 0.372
plain-steel Plain Steel 16X16 .018″ 0.457 .0445″ 1.1303 1130.3 50.70% 0.345
plain-steel Plain Steel 16X16 .032″ 0.813 .0305″ 0.7709 770.9 23.80% 1.119
plain-steel Plain Steel 18X14 .009″ 0.228 .0466″ x .062″ 1.1836 / 1.5748 1183.6 / 1574.8 73.30% 0.074
plain-steel Plain Steel 18X18 .017″ 0.432 .0386″ 0.9804 980.4 48.30% 0.348
plain-steel Plain Steel 20X20 .016″ 0.406 .034″ 0.8636 863.6 46.24% 0.344
plain-steel Plain Steel 20X20 .020″ 0.508 .030″ 0.762 762 36.00% 0.552
plain-steel Plain Steel 26X26 .0135″ 0.343 .0250″ 0.635 635 42.17% 0.303
plain-steel Plain Steel 28X28 .016″ 0.406 .0197″ 0.5004 500.4 30.45% 0.459
plain-steel Plain Steel 30X30 .012″ 0.305 .0213″ 0.541 541 40.80% 0.294
plain-steel Plain Steel 40X40 .010″ 0.254 .015″ 0.381 381 36.00% 0.276
plain-steel Plain Steel 60X60 .0075″ 0.19 .0092″ 0.2337 233.7 30.50% 0.237
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