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Unformatted text preview: ron alloys Carbon Steel : Carbon content is between 0.002% and 2.1% by weight. Carbon and other elements act as a hardening agent. Steel with increased carbon content can be made harder and stronger than iron, but such steel is also less duc;le than iron. Plain carbon steels: low cost, high strength applica;ons where weight and corrosion are not a problem. Stainless steel: is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass. Stainless steel are used where resistance to corrosion is important. Cast iron: Alloys with a highe...
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