carbon steel

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Most-common type of steel that contains about 0.1 to 0.3 percent carbon. In general, increase in the amount of carbon reduces ductility but increases tensile strength and the ability to harden through tempering. As an industry-wide practice, steel that does not contain any specified or standard amount of one or more alloying elements (such as chromium, molybdenum, nickel, titanium, vanadium) to be classified as alloy steel is called carbon steel.

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The train's tracks used carbon steel as we had determined that this particular metal had the optimal combination of strength, weight, and price.
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I asked the ma what the thing he was showing us was made out of and he informed me that it was carbon steel.
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You should try to build things with carbon steel so that you know they will last a very long time.
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