This alloy is generally used for "commercial quality" cold rolled steel sheet. It is an economical, general purpose steel grade offering moderate strength and toughness. As a standard grade, 1008 steel is used in many common, low-stress applications. Weldability (spot, projection, butt, and fusion) and brazeability are excellent. Applications include extruded, cold headed, cold upset, and cold pressed parts and forms. It has a very good surface finish that is far superior to hot rolled A36.