Carbon steel is a metal that is iron based. It contains not only carbon, but also manganese and other types of elements. Carbon steel forgings are used in piping applications, pipe fittings and pressure containing parts, amongst other things.
This metal is available in four main grades. These grades offer varying degrees of impact strength, hardness and wear resistance. Carbon steel forgings that are composed of a low amount of this substance are the best choice for this process because they are more ductile and less brittle. Medium grade is made up of higher levels of both carbon and manganese and is often used for forged products that are of high wear. Finally, high and very high grades contain the highest content of the alloys and are both hard and resilient. However, they are also brittle and require a special type of processing when being treated by heat.
Carbon steel forgings are used in a variety of high wear, as well as high stress applications. This is because the material has a high level of strength to it as well as impact resistance. The most common applications it is used in include bushings, oil rig parts,