The difference between carbon steel and stainless steel

Bekker Steel is a premium supplier of detailing, plate forming, processing, fleet and profile cutting equipment. Steel plays a pivotal role in many structural enhancements and simplifies the operational aspects of construction and other industrial aspects.

Carbon steel has a distinct combination of carbon characteristics that gives the steel a lower melting point. The advantages of utilising carbon steel include malleability and durability as well as better heat distribution throughout the corresponding materials.

The utilisations of carbon steel, which is also known as mild steel is commonly used in structural components in buildings, bridges, axles, gears, shafts, rails, pipelines and couplings. Additional utilisations for high carbon steel content is the extra tensile strength, which is also used to make cutting tools, blades, punches, dies, springs and high-strength wire.

Stainless steel has high content of chromium that forms an invisible layer on the steel to prevent corrosion resistance. The stainless steel components offer a significant amount of advantages to the architectural and ornamental metal combinations. The major advantage includes resistance to corrosion and the resistance scaling to retain strength at high temperatures.

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