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This specification covers standards for hot-rolled, heavy-thickness steel sheet and strip coils. The materials shall come in the following designations: (a) Commercial Steel (or CS) of Types A and B, and Standard Steel Designation; (b) Drawing Steel (DS) of Types A and B, and Standard Steel Designation; (c) Structural Steel (SS) of Grades 30, 33, 36 in Types 1 and 2, and 40; (d) High-Strength Low-Alloy Steel (HSLAS) of Grades 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, and 70 in Classes 1 and 2; (e) High-Strength Low-Alloy Steel with Improved Formability (HSLAS-F) of Grades 50, 60, 70, and 80; and (f) Ultra-High Strength Steel (UHSS) of Grades 90 and 100, Types 1 and 2. The strip and sheet coils shall conform to specified limit in width and thickness. Carbon, manganese, phosphorus, silicon, aluminum, silicon, copper, nickel, chromium, molybdenum, columbium, titanium, nitrogen, and boron contents shall be followed as specified by each designations, classes, types, and grades. Tension tests shall be performed. Materials shall adhere to yield strength, tensile strength, and elongation requirements. Guidelines for workmanship, finish, and appearance are given.
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1.1 This specification covers hot-rolled, heavy-thickness coils beyond the size limits of Specification .
1.2 The product is available in six designations: Commercial Steel, Drawing Steel, Structural Steel, High-Strength Low-Alloy Steel, High-Strength Low-Alloy Steel with Improved Formability, and Ultra-High Strength Steel.
1.3 This material is available only in coils described as follows:
Size Limits, Coils Only
Width, in. [mm]
Thickness, in. [mm]
Over 8 to 12, incl
0.230 to 1.000, incl
0.230 to 1.000, incl
Note 1: The changes in width limits with the publication of – 06a result in a change in tensile testing direction for material from 0.180 in. [4.5 mm] to 0.230 in. exclusive [6.0 mm exclusive] over 48 in. [1200 mm] wide as that material is now covered by Specification – 06a. The purchaser is advised to discuss this change with the supplier.
1.4 Sheet and strip in coils of sizes noted in are covered by this specification only with the following provisions:
1.4.1 The material is to be fed directly from coils into a blanking press, drawing or forming operation, tube mill, rolling mill, or sheared or slit into blanks for subsequent drawing or forming.
1.4.2 The material is not to be converted into steel plates for structural or pressure vessel use unless tested in complete accordance with the appropriate sections of Specifications (plates provided from coils) or (plates produced from coils). Plate converted from coils is no longer governed by this sheet steel specification and since this material is now a plate, the requirements of the appropriate plate specification shall apply, except in cases where there is a conflict between the requirements of the plate specification and this specification. In these cases, the more restrictive limits of either specification shall apply.
1.4.3 The dimensional tolerances of Specification are applicable to material produced to this specification.
1.4.4 Not all strength levels are available in all thicknesses. The user should consult the producer for appropriate size limitations.
1.5 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A6/A6M Specification for General Requirements for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes, and Sheet Piling
A20/A20M Specification for General Requirements for Steel Plates for Pressure Vessels
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A568/A568M Specification for Steel, Sheet, Carbon, Structural, and High-Strength, Low-Alloy, Hot-Rolled and Cold-Rolled, General Requirements for
A572/A572M Specification for High-Strength Low-Alloy Columbium-Vanadium Structural Steel
A635/A635M Specification for Steel, Sheet and Strip, Heavy-Thickness Coils, Hot-Rolled, Alloy, Carbon, Structural, High-Strength Low-Alloy, and High-Strength Low-Alloy with Improved Formability, General Requirements for
A751 Test Methods, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products
A941 Terminology Relating to Steel, Stainless Steel, Related Alloys, and Ferroalloys
A1011/A1011M Specification for Steel, Sheet and Strip, Hot-Rolled, Carbon, Structural, High-Strength Low-Alloy, High-Strength Low-Alloy with Improved Formability, and Ultra-High Strength
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
G101 Guide for Estimating the Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance of Low-Alloy Steels
ICS Number Code 77.140.20 (Steels of high quality)
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ASTM A1018 / A1018M-16a, Standard Specification for Steel, Sheet and Strip, Heavy-Thickness Coils, Hot-Rolled, Carbon, Commercial, Drawing, Structural, High-Strength Low-Alloy, High-Strength Low-Alloy with Improved Formability, and Ultra-High Strength, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top