There are applications in the marketplace that require enhanced formability for chemistry grades such as 1010 or grades with greater C or Mn levels. Since there is no current ASTM definition for this combination of formability and chemistry, steel users or buyers tend to order these grades as 1010 DS or 1020 DS, which is a bastardization and violation of a DS product. A new grade designation, Special Forming Steel (SFS), is being introduced to satisfy this market need. In order to address a negative vote and a comment on a prior ballot, sections 3.2.5 and 18.104.22.168 were revised to be worded more clearly.
Keywordscarbon steel sheet; carbon steel strip; commercial steel; drawing steel; high strength-low alloy steel; high strength-low alloy steel with improved formability; hot-rolled steel sheet; hot-rolled steel strip; steel sheet; steel strip; structural steel; ultra-high strength steel;
Ballot Item Approved as A1011/A1011M-2015 and Pending Publication