Engineering steels, or special bar quality (SBQ), is used to describe steel long products
for more demanding processing or end-use applications than can be met by commodity grades.
Products include bright bars, rolled carbon and alloy bars, forged, tool, and stainless steel. These are generally machined, forged or cold drew during subsequent processing.
The main application area is the automotive industry for engine, transmission, steering and
suspension components, but engineering steels are also used for a wide range of industrial
applications including hand tools, oil & gas exploration, and wind turbine components.