Iron is used primarily for manufacturing steel and for civil engineering applications. There are many different types of iron alloys that have different properties, such as stainless steel for cooking and cast iron for p... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials

According to The Royal Society of Chemistry, iron is the most useful of all metals. It is used to manufacture steel, which is used in civil engineering and in manufacturing. Chromium added to steel results in stainless s... More » Science Environmental Science

Ferrous sulfate is most commonly used to treat iron-deficiency anemia. This condition is the result of having too little iron in the body and is indicated by a low red blood cell count, according to More » Health Medications & Vitamins

A325 structural bolts are used in heavy-duty applications for fastening two pieces of structural steel together. A325 bolts are made only in steel and are solely used for making steel-to-steel connections; these bolts ar... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials

Manufacturers use a steel hardness chart to determine what type of steel should be used for different applications. The steel hardness chart is also used in conjunction with the Rockwell hardness chart. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials

Fully killed steel is steel that has had all of its oxygen content removed and is typically combined with an agent before use in applications, such as casting. The four levels of steel kill include fully killed steel wit... More »

Both cast iron and steel are alloys of iron that include carbon; however, steel contains less carbon. According to Tata Steel Europe, steel is defined as an iron alloy that has a carbon content of less than 1%. Modern ca... More »