Unformatted text preview: Typical applications: railway wheels and tracks, gears, crankshafts, and machine parts. High Carbon Steels Properties: hard, strong, and relatively brittle. Typical applications: chisels, hammers, knives, and hacksaw blades. High Alloy Steels (Stainless and Tool) Properties: hard and wear resistant; resistant to corrosion in a large variety of environments. Typical applications: cutting tools, drills, cutlery, food processing, and surgical tools. 12.10 (a) Ferrous alloys are used extensively because: 1) Iron ores exist in abundant quantities. 2) Economical extraction, refining, and fabrication techniques are available. 3) The alloys may be tailored to have a wide range of properties. (b) Disadvantages of ferrous alloys are: 1) They are susceptible to corrosion. 2) They have a relatively high density. 3) They have relatively low electrical conductivities....
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