Carbon steels are steels in which the main alloying additive is carbon. Alloy steels are alloyed with other metals or materials, in addition to carbon, to improve properties.
Carbon steels are classified based on the amount of carbon content in the steel. The four main classes of carbon steels are mild and low carbon steel, medium carbon steel, high carbon steel, and ultra-high carbon steel.
Mild and low carbon steels contain 0.16–0.29% carbon. They are the most common form...
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