What Is High-Tensile Steel?

High-tensile steel is a product of clean carbon steel that is designed to handle high amounts of stress. This type of steel requires a focused creation process and the correct materials.

High-tensile steel is used for construction that requires the use of materials capable of handling an immense amount of stretching and pulling without breaking. It must have a high ductility and toughness to avoid buckling or cracking, with a maximized grain refinement.

The steel gains its strength through the thermomechanical rolling process, in which the steel is rolled together at lower temperatures while under greater pressure than the average steel-making techniques, resulting in a stronger type of steel. Tensile strength is a shortened term for ultimate tensile strength, which is the maximum amount of stress the steel can sustain before breaking.