Carbon steel is a metal alloy that involves the combination of two elements, carbon, and iron. To influence its overall properties there are also a few other elements found in carbon steel in small quantities, including copper, silicon and manganese. Steel that has low carbon content tends to feature almost the same properties as iron. While easily formed, such a material also is comparatively soft. With the addition of more carbon, the metal gains more strength and hardness.

Carbon Steel Price in India

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Carbon Steel Properties

Carbon steel is typically known to be a type of steel that has carbon content up to 2.1% by weight. This material is broken down into four distinguished classes on the basis of carbon content.

  • Low-carbon steel: It has 0.05 to 0.30% carbon content. Low-carbon steel is less sturdy in nature but is easy to shape and is available at an affordable price. The surface hardness of this steel can be increased by carburizing. Low-carbon steel sheets are quite commonly used for paneling and fabrication and tend to be found in domestic applications and vehicle bodies as well.
  • Medium-carbon steel: It features around 0.3–0.8% carbon content. Medium-carbon steel provides a good balance of ductility and strength and features good wear resistance properties. This material is typically used for automotive components, large parts, and forging.
  • High-carbon steel: It has approximately 0.8–2.0% carbon content. High-carbon steel is an extremely strong material and tends to be used commonly for edged tools, springs, and high-strength wires.

Ultra-high-carbon steel: This material has approximately 3.25–4.0% carbon content. The ultra-high-carbon steel is extremely strong and hard-wearing in nature. It typically used for a variety of special purposes, including industrial casting, hot water radiators, and large machine parts. Punches, axles, and knives are typically made with the help of ultra-high carbon steel.

Forging temperature of steel

Steel TypeMaximum forging temperature (°F / °C)Burning temperature (°F / °C)
1.5% carbon1920 / 10492080 / 1140
1.1% carbon1980 / 10822140 / 1171
0.9% carbon2050 / 11212230 / 1221
0.5% carbon2280 / 12492460 / 1349
0.2% carbon2410 / 13212680 / 1471
3.0% nickel steel2280 / 12492500 / 1371
3.0% nickel–chromium steel2280 / 12492500 / 1371
5.0% nickel (case-hardening) steel2320 / 12712640 / 1449
Chromium–vanadium steel2280 / 12492460 / 1349
High-speed steel2370 / 12992520 / 1385
Stainless steel2340 / 12822520 / 1385
Austenitic chromium–nickel steel2370 / 12992590 / 1420
Silico-manganese spring steel2280 / 12492460 / 1350

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