SAE 1008 Properties (Chem., Mech. & Rankings) 2022


In this post I'll talk about SAE 1008. First let's describe it and then have a look at its material's properties.

What is SAE 1008?

SAE 1008 carbon steel has excellent weldability, which includes projection, butt, spot and fusion, and brazeability.


SAE 1008 carbon steel is primarily used in extruded, cold headed, cold upset, and cold pressed parts and forms.

UNS Number


Ok let's start with SAE 1008 Chemical Composition.

Chemical Composition

C, Carbon

0.10 max

Mn, Manganese


P, Phosphorus max.


S, Sulfur max.


Learn more about Chemical Composition.

Now it's the mechanical properties turn:

Yield Strength

285 MPa

Learn more about Yield Strength.

Tensile Strength

340 MPa

Learn more about Tensile Strength.

Elongation (min.)


Learn more about Elongation.

Reduction of Area (min. %)


Learn more about Reduction of Area.




Learn more about Hardness.


7.872 g/cm3.

Learn more about Density.

Elastic Modulus

190-210 GPa.

Learn more about Elastic Modulus.

Poisson's ratio

0.27 - 0.30.

Learn more about Poisson's ratio.

Allowable Stress or Factor of Safety

Depends on the project (And its factor of safety).

Learn more about Allowable Stress or Factor of Safety.

My Material's Ranking Research

While engineers will often look for the cheapest material they can use, I took a different approach to material's selection to help newbie students.

I ranked materials according to their yield strengths and SAE 1008 currently ranks 132 in my yield strength index. This means there are other 131 materials that are more resistant.

Note: I've analysed 162 materials in order to create an yield strength index. Check my material's comparison post for more details.

SAE Classroom

Are you having trouble understanding the basics of SAE?

What is SAE: Classification and specification?

This video will walk you through:


ASTM A519 and other references.


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Equivalent Specifications

AMS 5040F AMS 5042F AMS 5044D AMS 5047Ac AMS 5050F⁣
AMS 5053C ASTM A108 ASTM A29 ASTM A510 ASTM A519⁣
ASTM A545 ASTM A549 ASTM A575 ASTM A576 SAE J403⁣
FED QQ-S-698 (C1008) MIL-S-11310 (CS1008) FED QQ-S-637 (C1008) UNI CB 10 FU SAE J1397⁣
SAE J412 SAE J414 ASTM A512 ASTM A513 ASTM A575⁣
ASTM A576 ASTM A635 ASTM A830⁣


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