High Carbon Steel – Has great hardness and brittleness. Used for dies and cutting tools.
Low/Medium Carbon Steel – Amenability to welding and tooling. Used for sheeting and structural forms.
Alloy Steels – Most widely used steel because you can achieve different qualities when combining different elements.
Aluminum Steel – High tensile strength and smooth.
Chromium Steel – High hardness, strength, and elasticity. Commonly used for the auto and aerospace industries.
Nickel Steel – Nonmagnetic, high tensile strength without the brittleness. Most commonly used alloy steel.
Nickel-chromium Steel – Possesses a shock resistant quality. Used for armor plate.
Stainless Steel – High tensile strength, resists abrasion and corrosion.
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