The Various Types of Steel and Why Wear Resistant Steels Are the Best

Steel is a type of iron alloy that has a much lower carbon content than Wrought Iron or Cast Iron, as we discussed in a previous blog. The first thing to remember about steel is that it’s made from Iron. There are also thousands of different types of steels formulated and made to perform specific tasks under various working conditions. Conveniently, these can be grouped into 4 general classes of steels. (more…)

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Difference Between Steel, Cast Iron and Wrought Iron

Most people refer to IRON as STEEL and STEEL as IRON. However, these are two very different products. Iron or iron ore is the fourth-most abundant element on the planet and can be found and mined in the earth to make various steels, cast iron, wrought iron, high/low alloy steels etc. Iron ore is the base element to make all grades of iron and steels, and is also an essential mineral which helps make hemoglobin in the human body. (more…)

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Thermal Cracking & Wear Resistant Steel

Cold air can affect your steel. Specifically, it can make it brittle, which can lead to Thermal Cracking. Steel that is ductile at room temperature may also lose that in colder temperatures so instead of bending, it may break. (more…)

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