Carbon and Low Alloy

These alloy steel grades are used for their strength and hardness that is obtained through chemistry and heat treatment. They provide no corrosion resistance; however, depending on strength levels can provide reasonable wear or erosion resistance.

Alloy Properties
Representative Alloys8620, 4130, WCB, LC3, C5
ApplicationsMachine parts, structural components
LimitationsLow corrosion resistance.
Typical UsesKnives, cutter blades, die casting dies
MachinabilityFair to good, depending on grade and condition
WeldabilityFair to excellent, depending on grade and condition.
Corrosion ResistanceLow

Carbon and Low Alloy

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