Docol LA grades are high strength low-alloyed (HSLA) steels intended for general presswork, forming and bending operations, offering consistent properties that assist modern rapid production methods. The LA grades are conforming to the provisions of EN 10268.
Grades are available with minimum yield strength levels from 220 to 500 N/mm², in thicknesses from 0.4 to 3.0mm. Ideal for hot-dip galvanizing up to yield strength 500 N/mm2.
Typical applications include automotive presswork. Select these materials as the option to down gauge from mild steel. This will not only save weight, but the total cost will generally decrease as the quantity of steel needed is reduced. These grades can be bent, sheared and punched on standard workshop equipment. Slightly higher forces may be necessary. These grades are fully weldable by standard methods.