Carbon steel can be divided into three categories: low carbon steels (sometimes referred to as low carbon steels), medium carbon steel, and high carbon steel.
High carbon steel: Commonly known as “carbon tool steel”, usually has a carbon range of 0.61% to 1.50%. High-carbon steel is difficult to cut, bend and weld. After heat treatment, it becomes very hard and brittle.
Mild steel (mild steel): usually contains a carbon content of 0.04% to 0.30%. It is one of the largest groups of carbon steel. It covers a variety of shapes, from flat plates to structural beams. Depending on the desired nature of the desired, you can add or increase other elements. For example design quality – Dq) – carbon levels remain low, aluminum is added, while for structural steel carbon levels are higher, and the manganese content increases.
Medium carbon steel: usually has a carbon range of 0.31% to 0.60%, as well as a range of manganese content. from 060% to 1.65%. The product is stronger than weak steel and more difficult to form, weld and cut. Medium-carbon steels are often hardened and heat-treated.