Last Update March 19, 2024


  • Metal Processing, Parts & Components
  • Raw Materials

FERRACEROS S.A.S., is a company set up jointly by the FERRASA GROUP and CENTRO ACEROS as a means to commercialize special steel for the manufacture of machinery equipment and components. The enterprise aims at establishing strategic synergies with metalworking workshops located throughout the country; it also focuses on the possibility of replacing a large quantity of imported spare parts and consumables that are required by the domestic industry with products that are produced by local manufacturers.

FERRACEROS S.A.S. is a trading company of special steel and non-ferrous materials based in Bogotá and Medellin belonging to the large group Antioqueño Budget. The Company offers high-end steel in various qualities and sizes (standard and metric) from the main steel extruders worldwide.

FERRACEROS S.A.S.'s goal is to capture and represent a significant portion of the domestic steel market through the establishment of strategic partnerships with clients and with the provision of parts, spares and consumables in special steel in a timely, accurate, reliable and cost-effective manner.


Contact info #1

Eduardo Uribe Betancur
+57 4 301 1888
General Manager
Carrera 49 # 81 sur 30, Sabaneta, Antioquia, Colombia

Carbon Steel

1020 Grade Steel: 1020 is one of the very commonly used plain carbon steels. It has a nominal carbon content of 0.20% with approximately 0.50% manganese. It is a good combination of strength and ductility and may be hardened or carburized. Machinability is good at 76% and it is readily weldable by all of the standard methods; 1020 steel may be hardened by the process of heating to 1500 - 1600°F and then water quenching. It can then be tempered.

1045 Grade Steel: 1045 steel is a medium carbon steel used when greater strength and hardness is desired. Extreme size accuracy, straightness and concentricity are combined to minimize wearing out in high speed applications. Turned, ground and polished bars can be machined asymmetrically with minimum distortion. Machinability ranges between 55 and 65% depending on the method used; welding is difficult due to the high carbon content. It is used in gears, shafts, axles, bolts, studs, and machine parts.

A-36 Grade Steel: A36 is a standard low carbon steel, without advanced alloying. It is known as a commercial quality steel for the wide variety of uses, it has approximately a 72% machinability and can be readily welded by nearly all welding processes. A36 steel is produced in a wide variety of forms, including plates, structural shapes, bars, and sheets. A36 steel is also bolted and riveted in structural applications.

High Machinability Steel

12L14 Grade Steel: The inclusion of sulphur and lead provides the 12L14 steel with a higher machinability compared to common steel. 12L14 is used extensively in automatic screw machines for the manufacture of numerous parts requiring considerable machining and close tolerances, along with a smooth finish. 12L14 steel can be used where considerable machining is required, such as for the manufacture of bushings, couplings, and hydraulic hose fittings. With good ductility, 12L14 steel is suitable for parts involving crimping, bending, or riveting.

Mechanical Tubes

1518 Grade Steel: 1518 has excellent welding properties, and its machinability is approximately 80%. It is very convenient compared to a solid bar, because it prevents internal drilling. Carburizing is the ideal thermal treatment, however hardening and tempering processes can also be used in order to increase its strength. 1518 steel is mainly used for the manufacture of shafts, cylinders, rollers, gears or joints. Its lower weight is ideal for the construction of lightweight yet resistant structures.

ST-52 Grade Steel: The properties and applications of the ST-52 steel are similar to these of the 1518 steel, which is particularly useful in the case of parts requiring high surface hardness and a soft core.

Stainless Steel

Grade 304 Steel: Grade 304 steel is a chromium-nickel austenitic alloy and has a minimum of 18% chromium and 8% nickel, combined with a maximum of 0.08% carbon. Some of its characteristics are: corrosion/ oxidation resistance thanks to the chromium content; excellent toughness, even down to very low temperatures, ease of cleaning, ease of fabrication, beauty of appearance.

Machinability is about 60% and the thermal expansion coefficient is high. This material is useful for the production of containers for corrosive liquids, such as acids, distilled or crude oils; further and because of the absence of magnetic properties, it is used for the manufacture of measuring equipment and instruments.

Grade 316 Steel: The 316 steel is the standard molybdenum-bearing steel, the second most important steel amongst the austenitic stainless steels. The molybdenum provides better overall corrosion resistance properties than these of the 304 steel, particularly higher resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride environments. It has excellent forming and welding characteristics. It is readily brake or roll formed into a variety of parts for applications in the industrial, architectural, and transportation fields. This steel has also outstanding welding characteristics. Its machinability is about 55% and it is used in the aviation industry for its exceptional anti-corrosion properties.


FERRACEROS S.A.S. is equipped with specialised machinery for the machining of special steel:

  • Annealing Furnace,
  • Pantograph,
  • 2 Cosen Sawmills,
  • CNC Milling Machines,
  • CNC Grinding Machines,
  • Milling Machines,
  • Drilling Machines.

Ferraceros S.A.S.

  • Carrera 49 # 81 sur 30, Sabaneta, Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia
  • +57 4 301 1888
  • +57 4 301 5565
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