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November 08, 2006 - 13:03 GMT
"SBQ" is generally used in the USA, while in Europe the term
"engineering steels" is more common. Both terms refer to steel
types as well as to bar products, and as they are often
associated with the steel grades, they refer to billet and slab
as well as bar.
The superior mechanical properties and defect-free surface
of SBQ make it indispensable in the manufacture of components -
often safety-critical components - that are in motion.
Applications include gears, shafts, axles, drive trains and
suspensions for automobiles, off-highway vehicles and
industrial capital equipment, plus some components for
aerospace and oil drilling.
Corus Engineering Steels (CES) claims to produce Europe's
most comprehensive size and specification range of engineering
steels, from carbon and carbon manganese steels, below the
definition of SBQ, right through to stainless steels and
specialist alloys for high temperature use.
Republic Engineered Products, based in Ohio, USA, is North
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