Special bar quality, or SBQ, is a steel term generally used in the USA. It refers to steel types as well as bar products, and can be supplied in a wide variety of grades. Special bar quality may refer to billet and slab as well as bar. Special bar quality material it is often used in the manufacturing of components that require a superior surface. Applications may include gears, axles, drive trains and suspensions for a wide range of industries including automobiles, off highway vehicles and industrial capital equipment.
At Jade Sterling Steel we deal in large tonnage quantities of Special Bar Quality (SBQ), mostly consisting of round bar products supplied by length. With long standing relationships with most major Domestic mills, we are able to supply Special Bar Quality rounds at some of the most competitive prices in the industry. Jade Sterling Steel stocks a wide range of carbon & alloy special bar quality grades that are often used in forging, machining and cold drawing industries. We typically stock or have access to a full size range of special bar quality material in most carbon & alloy grades.