If you are looking for a metal that is great for general use and more cost-effective than stainless steel for your next custom machined part or project, consider using carbon steel! What makes this steel an excellent choice for machined parts and projects is its high strength, good response to heat, and its ability to perform effectively in numerous industries and applications. Learn about the industries and applications that are suited to this type of steel by reading below.
Industries & Applications
Carbon steel is a relatively inexpensive metal to work with, so it has become the most highly manufactured steel available. As many professionals see the benefit of choosing strong steel that provides excellent service life without the high price point, this steel has found use in countless industries and applications. Here is a list of the industries where it is frequently used:
Another benefit of carbon steel is that it is available in a wide range of alloys. Each alloy has unique capabilities depending on the level of carbon content in the steel. There are three levels: low, medium, and high. A high level of this steel will provide the best level of hardness and strength but with the lowest level of ductility. As this steel is available in so many options, it is used in various applications. Below is a list of a few applications for carbon steel:
- Aerospace components
- Automobile Panels
- Bolts, Nuts, and Axels
- Cold Headed Parts
- Cutting Tools
- Music Wire
When you want strength, durability, many different alloy options, and an inexpensive cost for your next custom machined part or project, we recommend choosing carbon steel! If you have any questions about our materials or machining process, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our skilled craftsmen.