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GS-45 / GE 240

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Characteristics of GS-45

GS45 is a non-alloy cast steel which is widely used in general engineering. Due to the higher carbon content, this material is not as easy to weld as GS38. GS45 is a cast steel variant of C45 structural steel.

The applications for GS 45 include frames, structural components, (rear) axles and bearing housings.

Standards / designations
EN 10293 (EU) GE 240

DIN 1681 (DE) GS-45


ALT GS45, GS 45
Mechanical properties
Tensile strength σ B 450-560 [N/mm2]

Permanent limit of elongation σ bB 230 [N/mm2]

Elongation A 22 [%]

Brinell hardness HB30 135-175 [Kg/mm2]

Notch impact strength at 20 °C. Av 27 [Joule]
Chemical composition
Carbon C 0.22 [%]

Silicon Si 0.30 [%]

Manganese Mn 0.60 [%]

Iron Fe Remainder