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High Carbon Steel

High carbon steel properties

High carbon steel contains approximately 0.60 to 1.00% carbon. These steels have much higher hardness compare with other grades, but ductility greately decreases.

Even though high carbon steel is not resistant to oxidation, it still corrodes much more slowly than low carbon steel.

High carbon steel applications

High carbon steel is almost always used in a hardened and tempered in those applications where wear characteristics and higher strengths are important. As it has extreme hardness and resistance to wear it is often used for cutting tools that retain their sharp edge, bridge suspension cables, springs and high-strength wires, hammers and screwdrivers.

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