What Are The Benefits of Low Carbon Steel?

Low carbon steel is a carbon content of less than 0.25% carbon steel, because of its low strength, low hardness and soft. So it is also called soft steel. This steel includes most of the ordinary carbon structural steel and a part of high-quality carbon structural steel, with low carbon content and good plasticity and toughness. It can manufacture various shapes of parts, and has high strength and hardness.

Its annealed structure is ferrite and a small amount of pearlite, its strength and hardness is low, plasticity and toughness is good. So it has good cold formability. And it can be used to roll, bending, stamping and other methods for cold forming. In addition, this steel also has good weldability, thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity. It can be used to manufacture the shell of electrical equipment and electronic products.

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Benefits of Low Carbon Steel

1. Good plasticity and toughness

It has a high degree of plasticity, which means that it can easily undergo processing processes such as cold working, hot working and deep stamping to produce components of various shapes. At the same time, it also has good toughness, can withstand greater impact and vibration, not easy to break.

2. Lower carbon content

Its carbon content is usually between 0.07% and 0.3%, which gives it a lower carbon content relative to high and medium carbon steels. This low carbon content not only helps to reduce the production cost of steel, but also helps to reduce environmental pollution, in line with the green, environmentally friendly production concept.

3. Good thermal and electrical conductivity

It has excellent thermal and electrical conductivity. This makes it widely used in the manufacture of electrical equipment and electronic products. These devices usually require good heat and current conduction properties, and it is able to meet these needs.

4. Excellent welding performance

It can be welded through a variety of welding processes. And the joint strength after welding is high. This property makes this steel has a wide range of applications in areas that require welding connections, such as Bridges, buildings, ships and so on.

5. Good heat treatment performance

It has good heat treatment performance, and can change its physical and mechanical properties by heat treatment, such as improving strength, hardness and so on. This allows the steel to perform better in situations where specific mechanical properties are required.

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1. Mechanical manufacturing and automobile manufacturing

In mechanical manufacturing, low carbon steel can manufacture key components such as pistons, connecting rods, crankshafts, and gears. Its good plasticity and toughness ensure the stability and durability of these components.

In automobile manufacturing, it plays an indispensable role. It is widely used in the manufacture of the main parts of the automobile, such as frame, wheels, seats, etc., but also in the engine, suspension system and other key parts have important applications. In addition, this steel is used to make the outer shell of the car to provide the necessary protection.

2. Construction engineering

In construction projects, it can manufacture various building structural parts, such as frames, columns, supports, etc., to provide stable support for buildings.

In addition, it can also make stairs, roofs and other parts, and its strength and toughness ensure the safety and durability of the building.

3. Shipbuilding and electric power, construction machinery industry

In shipbuilding, this steel can be used to make key parts such as hulls, cabins and Bridges because of its good corrosion resistance and strength.

In the power and construction machinery industries, it can manufacture wheels, shafts, cylinder liners and other components to meet the needs of these industries for high strength and durability.

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