12L14 Steel Bar Stock

The 12L14 carbon steel, an extremely popular low-carbon yet free machining alloy, is commonly used for machining intricate parts and components.


This carbon steel alloy with its added lead and high sulfur content manifests excellent machinability, yet, due to its lesser carbon content, is noted to have lower strength.


Its excellent machinability is rated to be at 160%. This in turn attracts industries such as the oil and energy, automotive, and even the medical industry which all similarly require fine and close tolerances to pursue a 12L14 carbon steel bar stock or even more.

2l14 Steel Bar Stock: Properties, Uses, Applications

This section will discuss the properties of 12l14 steel bar stock, its uses, and how they can be used in different industries.

  • 12L14 Steel has a higher carbon content than mild steel, which means it can resist corrosion better than other types of steel.
  • It also has a high yield strength, making it stronger than most steels.
  • It can withstand higher temperatures and extreme cold without losing its properties or breaking down.

12l14 steel bar stock is also tougher than most steel types.

Carbon Round Bar Steel Purchaser

When experts say that this type of carbon steel has excellent machining characteristics, it means that it can be bent, crimped, or riveted into whatever shape or form required by respective industry standards.  

Consequently, Advance Grinding Services sees how essential a carbon steel bar is to the abovementioned industries which are why we take pride that we will always have the number of stocks required!  


Density0.284 lb/in³
Tensile Strength78300 psii
Yield Strength60200 psi
Hardness (Brinell)163
Hardness (Knoop)184
Hardness (Vickers)170
Elongation at break (in 50 mm)10%
Elastic modulus27777-30458 ksi


As mentioned, the excellent machinability characteristics of the 12L14 carbon steel allow it to be extremely useful where the manufacture of intricate parts and components is a necessity.  

12l14 steel is the most widely used type of steel in the world. It is a low carbon, low alloy, high strength steel that can be machined, welded, and heat-treated. 12l14 steel is a standard specification of steel. It has a tensile strength of 55,000 psi (pounds per square inch) and yield strength of 43,000 psi.  

Steel bars are often used as structural elements in buildings, bridges, or other structures. They can also be used to make sword blades, knives, and other weapons. 12l14 steel bar stock is a type of steel commonly used in the construction industry.  

12L14 is also a type of steel used for decades in the construction industry to build new bridges and buildings. It has a high strength-to-weight ratio and can be used in many different construction projects.  

12l14 steel bar stock is a type of 12l14 steel that has been cut into smaller pieces for more accessible transport and handling. It is a low carbon, low alloy steel with good ductility and toughness. It has a hardness of around 40 HRC and can be used for making pipes, tanks, beams, and other structures.  

Moreover, it is utilized in the manufacture of precision grinding of high-speed automatic screw machine parts as well as hydraulic fittings, couplings, valves, gearbox components, and more.  

As such, for industries where the 12L14 carbon steel is a necessity, the hurdle of finding this type of quality carbon steel round bar stock gets difficult to surpass.  

Consequently, Advance Grinding Services steps forward and volunteers to provide companies from industries that demand fine and close tolerances for the manufacture of its parts and components with high-quality 12L14 carbon steel round bar stock.  

With us, supplies never dwindle and we can assure you we can provide you with your carbon steel needs with our extensive in-house stock.  

Give us a call so that we can address whatever questions you have in mind regarding our carbon steel stock or request a quote from us today!