What Is the Melting Point of Mild Steel?

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The melting point of mild steel, or low carbon steel, is usually 2,600 degrees Fahrenheit, or 1,427 degrees Celsius. Mild steel is one of the most commonly used types of industrial steel, and it consists of an alloy of steel and carbon.

Carbon steel is a type of alloy commonly used in industrial settings. The higher the carbon percentage is, the stronger the steel is. Mild steel is often preferred for large structures mainly because it is less expensive than other types of steel. The melting points of low and mild carbon steel are higher than that of steel with a higher carbon content. Carbon-high steel melts at 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit.