• May 6th 2023


AISI 1030 carbon steel is a mild carbon steel that has a small amount of carbon, ranging from 0.25-0.32%. It is also composed of manganese, ranging from 0.30-0.65%. AISI 1030 steel is known to have good weldability and formability, with medium strength and hardness. It is used in a variety of applications where higher strength is not required, such as brackets, stakes, pins, and fuse clips.

SAE 1030 steel

Given its specific chemical composition and properties, there are a few equivalent materials that can be used as substitutes for AISI 1030 steel. One such equivalent is SAE 1030 steel. It has essentially the same chemical composition as AISI 1030 steel, with 0.28-0.34% carbon and 0.30-0.60% manganese. SAE 1030 steel will have very similar mechanical and physical properties to AISI 1030 steel.

C30 steel or EN8 steel

Another equivalent for AISI 1030 steel is C30 steel or EN8 steel. This is a European designation for a 0.25-0.35% medium carbon steel. C30 and EN8 steel will also have comparable properties to AISI 1030, with good formability and weldability, as well as medium strength. These would be suitable replacements for applications where AISI 1030 steel is used.

1035 steel

A final equivalent for AISI 1030 steel is 1035 carbon steel. It has a slightly higher carbon content, ranging from 0.32-0.38%. The higher carbon provides 1035 steel with higher hardness and strength compared to AISI 1030 steel. However, it still retains reasonably good formability and ductility. So 1035 steel could be used as an alternative where somewhat higher strength than AISI 1030 steel is required.

In summary

Based on chemistry and properties, SAE 1030 steel, C30 or EN8 steel, and 1035 steel can be considered equivalent materials that could substitute for AISI 1030 steel. They have similar or slightly higher carbon and manganese content, resulting in comparable or enhanced mechanical properties. The exact choice of equivalent steel depends on the required strength and hardness for a particular application. But in most cases, these equivalents can directly replace AISI 1030 steel.

Please note that while these materials are similar in properties, they may not be identical. Always consult with us to ensure the chosen material is suitable for your specific application.