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Stronger than low-carbon steel with equally good machinability, 1045 carbon steel is widely used for bolts, studs, and shafts. Ground rods are decarb-free for a uniform surface that will consistently accept heat treating.
1045 Steel Heat Treatment
1045 normalizing temperature range is 830-900 °C and the typical normalizing temperature is 860 °C.
The austenitizing temperature for SAE 1045 induction hardening carbon steel is 800-845 °C.