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 Alloys 8620, 4130, WCB, LC3, C5
Applications Machine parts, structural components
Limitations Low corrosion resistance.
Typical Uses Knives, cutter blades, die casting dies
Machinability Fair to good, depending on grade and condition
Weldability Fair to excellent, depending on grade and condition.
Corrosion Resistance Low

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