Carbon Steel

Business / Machine Shop / Carbon Steel: A broad term applied to tool steel other than high-speed or alloy steel.

Other Words for Steel

Steel Adjective Synonyms: sword, dagger, blade, knife, dirk, stiletto
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High-Speed Steel (HSS)

Business / Machine Shop / High-Speed Steel (HSS): An alloy steel commonly used for cutting tools because of its ability to remove metal at a much faster rate than carbon steel tools. MORE

Alloy Steel

Business / Machine Shop / Alloy Steel: A plain carbon steel to which another element, other than iron and carbon, has been added in a percentage large enough to alter its characteristics. MORE

Medium Steel

Business / Machine Shop / Medium Steel: Refer to carbon steel. MORE

Mild Steel

Business / Machine Shop / Mild Steel: Refer to carbon steel. MORE

Tool Steel

Business / Machine Shop / Tool Steel: A general classification for high-carbon steel that can be heat treated to a hardness required for metal cutting tools such as punches, dies, drills, taps, reamers and so forth. MORE

Free Cutting Steel

Business / Machine Shop / Free Cutting Steel: Bar stock containing a high percentage of sulfur making it very easy to machine. MORE

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