What are steels?

Some articles on steels, steel:

Strengthening Mechanisms Of Materials - Strengthening Mechanisms in Metals - Transformation Hardening
... This method of hardening is used about steels ... High-strength steels generally fall into three basic categories, classified by the strengthening mechanism employed. 1- solid-solution-strengthened steels (rephos steels) 2- grain-refined steels or High strength low alloy steels (HSLA) 3- Transformation-hardened steels Transformation-hardened ...
Microalloyed Steel
... Microalloyed steel is a type of alloy steel that contains small amounts of alloying elements (0.05 to 0.15%) ... These steels lie, in terms of performance and cost, between carbon steel and low alloy steel ... Fatigue life and wear resistance are superior to similar heat treated steels ...
Mather & Platt - History - 21st Century
500 people on its four sites) buy the old stainless steel foundry at Park Works, Newton Heath from the Weir Group ... of commercial and high-integrity castings in carbon steels, low alloys steels, CrMo steels, nickel alloys, stainless steels, duplex steels, super nickel and the ZERON range ...
SAE Steel Grades - Carbon and Alloy Steel
... Carbon steels and alloy steels are designated by a four digit number, where the first digit indicates the main alloying element(s), the second digit indicates ... For example, a 1060 steel is a plain-carbon steel containing 0.60 wt% C ... Major classifications of steel SAE designation Type 1xxx Carbon steels 2xxx Nickel steels 3xxx Nickel-chromium steels 4xxx Molybdenum steels 5xxx Chromium steels 6xxx Chromium-vana ...
Machinability - Steels - Stainless Steel
... Stainless steels have poor machinability compared to regular carbon steel because they are tougher, gummier and tend to work harden very rapidly ... Slightly hardening the steel may decrease its gumminess and make it easier to cut ...