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CARBON & ALLOY STEEL

Whether you are looking for low carbon, medium carbon, or high carbon steel, O’Neal Steel is your carbon steel supplier. Carbon steel can be used for a variety of applications. Its high resistance to corrosion makes it a great material option for various transportation and construction applications. It is very versatile compared to other steel types, and easily formable. Many of the carbon alloy steels are easy to machine, stamp, and fabricate. These materials can also be manufactured to precise tolerances. Contact our team now to get a quote or learn more about the grades of carbon steel sheets and plates we supply.

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APPLICATIONS OF CARBON STEEL

  • Construction Machine Manufacturing
  • Railcar Manufacturing
  • Ship Building & Repair
  • Crane & Overhead Hoist Manufacturing

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Alloy

Alloy Defined

TYPES OF CARBON STEEL

There are four types of carbon steel. Each type is defined by the amount of carbon present in the alloy. Lower carbon steels are softer and easily formed, while steels with a higher carbon content are harder, stronger, and less ductile. Below are the properties of the grades of carbon steel we supply:

• Low Carbon Steel – Composition of 0.05%-0.25% carbon and up to 0.4% manganese. Also known as mild steel, this material is easy to shape. While not as hard as higher-carbon steels, carburizing can increase its surface hardness.

• Medium Carbon Steel – Composition of 0.29%-0.54% carbon, with 0.60%-1.65% manganese. Medium carbon steel is ductile and strong, with long-wearing properties.

• High Carbon Steel – Composition of 0.55%-0.95% carbon, with 0.30%-0.90% manganese. It is very strong and holds shape memory well, making it ideal for springs and wire.

• Very High Carbon Steel – Composition of 0.96%-2.1% carbon. Its high carbon content makes it an extremely strong material. Due to its brittleness, this grade requires special handling.

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Processing Services Available

O’Neal Steel offers processing services to provide you with the custom sizes or shapes required for your specific application. These are the services available for alloy metal.