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EN8 steel bars - photo showing colour coded ends in stock

EN8 (080M40) Engineering steel

EN8 is a medium carbon steel which is used in applications where better properties than mild steel are required, at a lower cost than an alloy, making this an excellent alternative to alloy.

EN8 (080M40) engineering steel is an unalloyed carbon steel with reasonable tensile strength. By heat treating this engineering steel provides a good surface hardness. It can be flame or induction hardened and is a readily machinable material.

When heat treated it offers moderate wear resistance. It shares the same good mechanical properties of EN16 which is more resistant to shear loading and frictional wearing.

Did you know C45 / C40 are European grades, offer similar characteristics and suitable for similar applications, as EN8 (080A42). So why not speak to High Peak Steels technical team for more details or to discuss a project.

Steel stock range

High Peak Steels stock EN8 (080M40) Black bar in rounds.

Associated standards

UK Standard EN8 | European Grades C40 | Werkstoff 1.0511 | SAE/AISI 1040

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EN8 (080M40) Black

ProductMin sizeMax size
codes-round225mm dia800mm dia
codes-square275mm200mm Billet SQ

EN8 (080M40) Chemical Composition


EN8 (080M40) Mechanicals

0.2% proof
UTS (Rm)
Elong (A)
Red of Area (Z)
Impact Test (KV)
Normalised (min)2805501615216
Normalised (max)207
Drawn (min)5106508
Drawn (max)
Quenched & Tempered to condition Q (min)3856251617928
Quenched & Tempered to condition Q (max)229

EN8 (080M40) Typical applications

  • Automotive parts
  • Connecting rods
  • Studs, bolts
  • Axles, spindles
  • General engineering components