British Standard T45 is a carbon-manganese steel tube supplied in the hardened and tempered condition. The T45 is a well-established product within the aerospace industry, having been used originally in the fuselage detail of Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft. Its high strength properties ensure that it will continue to be an essential material for both the aerospace and motorsport industries. T45 is easy to weld and to form, and this quality combined with supreme high strength and relatively low weight makes it a popular choice for many of our clients.
Historically and presently, the T45 has found many applications in the aerospace industry, and also within the modern motorsport industry. It has been used to create parts such as:
For more information and detail on our T45 tubing for Motorsport materials, take a look at our Fact Sheet which provides more specific information regarding how T45 tubes are used for chassis and roll cage tubing.
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For more information regarding our T45 products and the difference between this and our 4130 steel tubes, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Carbon-manganese steel tube (700 N/mm sq) tube 12.5mm outside diameter and greater (weldable)
|W/T||0.500||0.625||0.669||0.750||0.787||0.875||0.875 x 0.875||1.000||1.000 x 1.000||1.000 x 1.250||1.125||1.181||1.250||1.375||1.500||1.574||1.625||1.750||2.000|
|Property||Min Value||Max Value|
|N/mmsq 0.2% Yield Strength||620||620|
|N/mmsq Ultimate Tensile Strength||700||900|
|% Reduction of Area||0||0|
|Hardness Rockwell B (HRB)||201||262|
|Hardness Rockwell C (HRC)||0||0|
|Hardness Brinell (BHN)||201||262|
|Hardness Vickers (HV)||210||275|
|% Carbon (C)||0.17||0.25|
|% Chromium (Cr)||0||0.25|
|% Manganese (Mn)||1.3||1.7|
|% Molybdenum (Mo)||0||0.1|
|% Nickel (Ni)||0||0.4|
|% Phosphorus (P)||0||0.04|
|% Sulphur (S)||0||0.04|
|% Silicon (Si)||0.1||0.35|
|% Iron (Fe)||96.87||98.43|
|% Cobalt (Co)||0||0|
|% Zirconium (Zr)||0||0|
|% Boron (B)||0||0|
|% Lead (Pb)||0||0|
|% Bismuth (Bi)||0||0|
|% Selenium (Se)||0||0|