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As defined by the American Iron and Steel Institute, any steel is considered to be carbon steel when there is no specified minimum content for any other alloying element other than carbon. Carbon steels contain a carbon ... More »

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Mild steel is tough, ductile and malleable. It has good tensile strength but poor corrosion resistance. It is mainly used as an all-purpose engineering material. More »

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Mild steel has a yield strength of 60,200 pounds per square inch (psi), a tensile strength of 78,300 psi, a modulus of elasticity of 29,000 psi, and a Poisson's ratio of 0.29. More »

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1060 carbon steel is a grade of steel containing an average of 0.6 percent carbon and .6 to .9 percent manganese, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute. It is a high-carbon steel and, because of its hardness... More »

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The American Iron and Steel Institute categorizes steel into four main categories based on chemical composition: carbon steel, alloy steel, stainless steel and tool steel. There are also many different grades of steel, a... More »

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Mild steel is a low-carbon steel with a density of 0.28 pounds/inch^3, based on the American Iron and Steel Institute data sheet. Mild steel was originally manufactured in an effort to reduce steel production costs by co... More »

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Examples of ferrous metals include carbon steel, mild steel, stainless steel, cast iron and wrought iron. Any metal that has iron as the main metal in its composition is considered to be ferrous. More »

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