Carbon Steels are iron carbon alloys that contain elements from steel production methods such as manganese, silicon, sulfur and phosphorus in their structures. They are also known as manufacturing steels because they are used in the construction and manufacturing sectors.
The increase in the amount of carbon has an adverse effect on the water absorption ability and welding ability of the steel.
Low Carbon Steels: Steels containing up to 0.20% carbon can be included in this group. They are also known as mild steels, taking into account their mechanical properties. It can be used in bolt, nut, reconditionable machine parts manufacturing, automotive, white goods, construction and construction sectors.
Medium Carbon Steels: Steels in this group contain between 0.20-0.60% carbon. The major characteristics of the steels in this group are that they can be sufficiently hardened by heat treatment. It is used in the construction of tools such as machine, bolt, nut, axle, ship shaft, propeller shaft, gear wheel, transmission shaft, milled shaft, load hook, lever arm, rail, digging, shovel.
High Carbon Steels: Steels containing more than 0.60% carbon. They gain high hardness thanks to their hardening by heat treatment. It is used in the construction of tools such as shaft, shaft, bolt, nut, spiral and leaf springs, scissors, cutter simple tools, punch, bucket gear, grader knife, high-strength machine parts, file, cutter, wood saw.