Plain Carbon Steel

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Wrought Iron - Properties
... Wrought iron lacks the carbon content necessary for hardening through heat treatment, but in areas where steel was uncommon or unknown, tools were sometimes cold-worked (hence cold iron) in order to harden them ... An advantage of its low carbon content is its excellent weldability ... Furthermore, sheet wrought iron cannot bend as much as steel sheet metal (when cold worked) ...

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