Steel Hardening & Forging Temperatures | Colour Chart

Hardening Colours

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2192 White 1200
2012 Light Yellow 1100
1922 Yellow 1050
1796 Light Orange 980
1706 Orange 980
1598 Light Red 870
1490 Light Cherry 810
1400 Cherry 760
1292 Dark Cherry 700
1202 Blood Red 650
1112 Brown Red 600
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Steel Database

In addition to our published online specifications we also offer a comprehensive offline database of specialist and rare steel grades. Our database has been compiled over the last 40 years and offers knowledge of hard to find steel grades and alternative standards. Please contact our experienced sales team to discuss your requirements.

When enquiring on bandsaw cut pieces please ensure you provide the following information to our sales team:-

  • Size & quantity – details of the shape, size, length and quantity.
  • Steel specification – full details of the steel grade.
  • Mechanical properties – details of hardness or mechanical properties such as tensile and yield

West Yorkshire Steel are stockholders and suppliers of a large range of steel grades and specifications. Our sales team will provide a friendly and reliable service combined with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Use the search box at the top of this page to help you find your required grade. If not shown on our website then please contact our sales team who can search our comprehensive database to see if any equivalent grades are available.

Our steel grades supplied are available with a BS EN 10204 3.1 mill certificate, a cast and analysis certificate or certificate of conformity. Please request what (if any) certification requirements are needed when placing any orders.

Our steel grades are supplied in accordance with our ISO 9001:2008 registration. Our aim to satisfy the quality and delivery needs of our customers and we measure our performance by meeting customers’ requirements. We work to continually improve the service that we provide. In order to achieve this, it is our policy to maintain an efficient and effective Quality Management System based upon the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2008. Our staff are appropriately trained in order to effectively implement the Quality Management System. The achievement of quality and continuous improvement is fundamental to all the steel products and services provided by us and are practiced by all employees as an integral part of their daily work.