With higher carbon content and higher tensile strength, 1045 is a stronger steel than 1018. However, because it has a higher carbon content, it is not as easy to weld. Therefore 1018 is used mostly for applications that may involve welding. 1045 is often selected for applications that require more strenth than 1018 can provide, such as transmission parts.
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History - Des Moines Steel founder Elmer Kunkel opened for business in 1991 with a commitment to providing customers with outstanding service and quality products at a reasonable price. His commitment serves as the core value of our business today. Our customers range from large construction companies, hobbyists, and artists, to large manufactures providing products to companies throughout the world. Regardless of the purchase size, our customers rely on our team of dedicated and knowledgeable staff to provide their steel products and associated services of welding and custom fabrication.
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