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# Best Answer - Chosen by Voters Most mild carbon steel is equivalent in strength to the properties defined in ASTM A36

for structural steel, which defines the minimum yield strength to be 36,000 psi and the minimum ultimate strength to be 58,000 psi. Grade 1 bolts exhibit these minimum strength properties. Shear strength is usually taken as 60% of the tensile strength. Therefore, the shear-yield allowable strength would be 21,600 psi, and the shearultimate allowable strength would be 34,800 psi.

TONNAGE CALCULATION
Use the guidelines below to calculate the needed tonnage for your stamping project.

General Formula for Press Tonnage Required
Determine the approximate press tonnage needed to stamp a part based on linear inches of cut. For Steel: Material Thickness X Inches of Cut x 50,000 = Press Tonnage Example: Need: 2” Square washer from .088 thick steel Base Material: 2 –1/2” coil X 2-1/2” progression

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2” Calculation: 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 8 1” circle perimeter ( II D ) 3.14 X 1” = 3.14” Total Inches of Cut = 8 + 3.14 = 11.14 Tonnage Required: .088 Thick X 11.14 X 50,000 (factor CRS .25 carbon) = 278.5 tons

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