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What is mild steel?

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It is the most common form of steel.

It is not brittle.

It is cheap.

It is often used when large amounts of steel are needed.

Mild steel is a carbon steel typically with a maximum of 0.25% Carbon and 0.4%-0.7% manganese, 0.1%-0.5% Silicon and some + traces of other elements such as phosphorous, it may also contain lead (free cutting mild steel) or sulphur (again free cutting steel called re-sulphurised mild steel)

Many everyday objects are made of mild steel, even some of your pots and pans are.

Mild steel (a so-called carbon steel) is a general term for a range of low carbon (a maximum of about 0.3%) steels that have good strength and can be bent, worked or can be welded into an endless variety of shapes for uses from vehicles (like cars and ships) to building materials

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