Medium Carbon Steel

Medium carbon steel is a type of steel that has a carbon content ranging from 0.30% to 0.60%. It has a higher strength and hardness than low carbon steel, but is more brittle and prone to cracking. It is commonly used in the production of structural components, such as gears, crankshafts, and axles, as well as tools and dies. It can be heat treated to increase its strength and toughness. Medium carbon steel can be welded, but it may require preheat and post-weld heat treatment to avoid cracking. It is also susceptible to corrosion, so it may need to be coated or treated with a corrosion-resistant finish.
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