EN 1A Bright Bar

The term mild steel applies to all or any low carbon steel that doesn’t contain any alloying elements in its makeup and features a carbon content that doesn’t exceed 0.25%. The term “Mild” is used to hide a good range of specifications and forms for a spread of Steel. It is used in mechanical engineering applications for parts that will not be subject to high stress. When in its bright cold drawn condition the steel is in a position to endure higher levels of stress, particularly on smaller diameters. Compared to normal low-carbon steel, bright mild steel provides tighter sectional tolerances, increased straightness, and a way cleaner surface. The most advantage of cold-drawn Steel is that Steel is often brought closer to the finished machine size, providing reduces machining costs. Another advantage of bright Steel bars may be a marked increase in physical strength over hot rolled bars of an equivalent section. EN1A (also referred to as BS 970 230M07) is bright low-carbon steel noted for its low carbon content. This Steel is particularly good for free of charge cutting, where an outsized volume of products is required. It is often formed by rolling or drawing and therefore the machining of EN1A is ok for both automatic and CNC machines


  1. Finding high suitability for forging industries, grill fencing and the engineering component
  2. Available in both Metric and Imperial options
  3.  Available in cut to size finish
  4.  Bars produced using cold finishing process support with no/very little heat applied during entire operations


  1. Control linkages, shafts, low stress hubs, casings and
    Brake hose ends, hydraulic parts
  2. Brake pistons, wheel nuts and inserts
  3. Gearbox components (if case-hardened)
  4. Padlock shackles, vice jaws
  5. Studs, nuts and bolts