Introduction to Cold Rolled 1008/1010 Steel

Mead Metals Inc. carries cold rolled steel per ASTM A1008 and AISI 1008/1010 grades. We offer ranges of sizes and quantities to fit your project’s needs. We accommodate both high- and low-volume cold rolled steel orders.


Product Specification


Our cold rolled steel is ideal for use in home appliances and furniture, automotive bodies, and a number of other applications. 1008 cold rolled steel and 1010 cold rolled steel are easily formable for moderate draw applications. It is available in thicknesses from 0.005 to 0.134, in drawing quality up through full hard tempers. Upon customer request, we offer tighter thickness tolerances and non-standard thicknesses.

Cold Rolled 1008/1010 Steel
Physical & Chemical Properties

Cold Rolled 1008/1010 Steel Physical Properties
ASTM A1008/1010
Temper Designation Alloy
Dead Soft DS Type - B 1008
Commercial Quality CS Type - B 1008/1010
1/4 Hard   1008/1010
1/2 Hard   1008/1010
Full Hard   1008/1010

Cold Rolled 1008/1010 Chemical Composition
ASTM A1008/1010
Designation C Mn P S Al Si Cu Ni Cr Mo V Cb Ti N B
CS Type A 0.10 0.60 0.025 0.035 - - 0.20 0.20 0.15 0.06 0.008 0.008 0.025 - -
CS Type B 0.02-0.015 0.60 0.025 0.035 - - 0.20 0.20 0.15 0.06 0.008 0.008 0.025 - -
CS Type C 0.08 0.60 0.10 0.035 - - 0.20 0.20 0.15 0.06 0.008 0.008 0.025 - -
DS Type A 0.08 0.50 0.020 0.020 0.01 min - 0.20 0.20 0.15 0.06 0.008 0.008 0.025 - -
DS Type B 0.02-0.08 0.50 0.020 0.030 0.02 min - 0.20 0.20 0.15 0.06 0.008 0.008 0.025 - -
DDS 0.06 0.50 0.020 0.025 0.01 min - 0.20 0.20 0.15 0.06 0.008 0.008 0.025 - -
EDDS 0.02 0.40 0.020 0.020 0.01 min - 0.10 0.10 0.15 0.03 0.10 0.10 0.15 - -
Note: All values referenced are max unless otherwise specified
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Minimum Order Quantities

Our Minimum Order Quantities enable us to suit metal product orders of all sizes. Every metal product we provide has its own MOQ, and for cold rolled 1008/1010 steel, our MOQ is 30-60 lbs. While we can, and will, support orders for quantities smaller than this, the minimum lot charge will remain the same for any quantities ordered at, or below, a metal’s MOQ. Additional variables apply depending on material thickness, width, and additional processing.

Production Process


Steel comes from either an integrated mill where raw materials are melted to make the steel, or mini-mills where scrap metals are primarily used


During processing, steel is first hot-rolled


Then, the steel is cold-rolled



  • Maintains tighter tolerances
  • Cleaner surface compared to hot-rolled
  • 100% recyclable 


  • Not ideal for plating applications
  • Susceptible to oxidation 
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Hand Tools

In manufacturing hand tools or machine tools, like dies or drill bits, cold rolled 1008/1010 steel is a perfect choice. Properties that make this alloy steel the best option for tool manufacturing include high material hardness that makes it resistant to deformation and flattening, toughness and breakage resistance, and abrasion/erosion resistance.


Construction Industry

When it comes to the construction industry, cold rolled steel has been increasing in demand, especially for framing applications. Framing made from cold rolled steel is both lighter and stronger than competing materials. In recent years, cold-formed steel framing has become the material of choice for multi-housing buildings like dormitories, hotels, and assisted living facilities.


Household Items

Cold rolled 1008/1010 steel is ideal for use in home appliances and furniture. It has numerous qualities that lend themselves to lighting fixtures. This particular steel performs extremely well in applications requiring production precision.  Finally, cold rolled steel works with a wide variety of surface finishes, providing a level of versatility that’s ideal in the home decor world. 


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Stock Items

Looking for Stock A109 Cold Rolled Steel?

 We keep 1008 steel and 1010 steel available in thicknesses from 0.005 to 0.134, in commercial quality through full-hard tempers.

See a full list of cold rolled 1008/1010 steel stock items here.