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Stainless steel is composed of iron, carbon and chromium. Modern stainless steel may also contain other elements, such as nickel, niobium, molybdenum and titanium. The elements of nickel, molybdenum, niobium and chromium... More »

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Stainless steel is an alloy containing at least 11.5 percent chromium and at least 50 percent iron. Additional components are nickel, carbon, manganese, silicon and nitrogen. The amount of each component is varied accord... 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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The difference between iron and steel is that iron is an element, and steel is an alloy of iron, small amounts of carbon and another material, usually another element like chromium. Iron is alloyed with other elements to... More »

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Stainless steel is available in many different alloys that incorporate several different elements, but the essential components are iron, carbon and chromium. Low-carbon steel with at least 12-percent chromium forms an e... More »

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Stainless steels are iron alloys that contain 10.5 percent chromium and can be enhanced with other metals, such as copper, titanium, molybdenum and nickel. Stainless steel can also be improved for various applications by... More »

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Stainless steel is a special form of steel that is made of chromium added to steel. Regular steel is an alloy that is made of both iron and carbon. There are different types of stainless steel depending on how much chrom... More »

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