Steel Bars, general
There are three basic distinctions among carbon steel grades, referred to as low-carbon, medium-carbon, and high-carbon steels.

Comparing Different Carbon Steel Grades

The primary differences are the amounts of carbon combined with iron during the refining process. After that, other mineral elements may be added to achieve tensile strength, temperature resistance, and ductility, or other qualities.

Carbon steel consists of numerous different grades that offer different properties, and machinists and fabricators must select specific carbon-steel grades for particular projects, as the finished product application may indicate. Each type of steel has different advantages over others. However, the main difference between these steel grades is the amount of carbon mixed with iron during the refining process. Beyond that, there are many additives introduced during refining to change the

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