Carbon steel is a widely used metal alloy. It is comprised of iron and carbon, and typically contains up to 2.0% carbon by weight. This alloy can be grouped into 3 main categories: low carbon steel (0.04 to 0.30% carbon), medium carbon steel (0.31 to 0.60% carbon), and high carbon steel (0.61 to 1.50% carbon). The amount of carbon in the steel makes the material suitable for different purposes: low carbon steel can be used to make fences, while medium carbon steel is suited for erecting bridges, and high carbon is used in cast iron pots and pans.
Low-alloy steels are different from other steels in that they are designed to meet specifically mechanical properties rather than specific chemical compositions. Low-alloy steels have a wide variety of uses and industry applications. Some low-alloy steels are used to build bridges, off-highway vehicles, ships, and submarines, while others are used in the oil & gas industries, earthmoving and construction equipment manufacturing, pipelines, pressure vessels, and structural applications.
Engineered Alloys offers a variety of carbon & low-alloy steels to meet our clients’ needs. Contact us today to request a quote and learn more about our products!