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Steel for special NUT - Motorcycle Handlebars

Steel for special NUT - Motorcycle Handlebars

Steel for special NUT - Motorcycle Handlebars

I need to create a round shaped NUT (from BAR stock) that will be welded into a set of handlebars (ASTM 513 Type 5 DOM)used for motorcycles.  Basically, the bottom of the bars wll have this female plug/nut welded into it so that a stud can be threaed in from the frame w/ bushings to hold the bars in place.  The stud is Zinc coated Grade 5 steel.

I have the spec as AISI 1018 steel but want to know if Hot-rolled, cold drawn or cold finished: ASTM 576, ASTM 311, ASTM 108 or ASTM 108 would be best...

Please let me know you're input.  Thanks!

RE: Steel for special NUT - Motorcycle Handlebars

Cold drawn or cold finished will have nicer finishes and be harder than the hot processed product.

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