Plain Carbon Steel and its Uses


This steel contains iron, carbon and small amounts of other elements. About 95% of the total world, Crude-steel output belongs to this class. It is plain carbon steel is further classified as follows:‑

a)        Low Carbon Steel in which carbon content is bellow 0.2%.

b)       Medium Carbon Steel with carbon content from 0.2 to 0.5%.

c)     High Carbon Steel with carbon content above 0.5%.

The plain carbon steel is used for structural shapes, plates, tube pipes. rods and bars, tools, wheels, axles and rails.

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