Precision Ground Dowel Pins are used in a variety of applications and are generally made to fractional diameters and lengths. Dowel Pins are machined with a chamfer on one end and a radius on the other for easy installation. Dowels are made from 4037 Alloy Steel, 303 and 316 Stainless Steel, and 360 Brass. All Stainless and Brass Dowels are generally non-magnetic and corrosion resistant, however, they are not very hard and can be bent or dented easily. Hardened ground Alloy Steel Dowel Pins do not bend, dent, or break very easily because they are case hardened to Rockwell HRC 60 and have a core hardness from HRC 52-58. Alloy Dowel Pins are excellent for applications where high strength is required. Though these pins are not corrosion resistant they can be coated with a black oxide finish to help reduce their tendency to rust.