Stainless Steel Research Paper

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Stainless Steel (Car Components):
Stainless steel which is also known as inox steel, is a steel alloy which features 10.5% of chromium. Stainless steel does not rust or stain like normal steel would and even though it is called stainless steel, it is not entirely stainless, because in low-oxygen, high salinity environments it is able to be stained.
The main difference between stainless steel and general carbon steel is the amount of chromium present. Due to the amount of chromium that stainless steel contains, the stainless steel will form a chromium oxide film which will help prevent corrosion as it blocks the oxygen fusing to the surface of the steel and in turn blocks it from spreading to the steels internal structure. Whereas in general
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It is used in power generation, transmissionn, distribution, telecommunications etc. According to Wikipedia, around half of the copper which is mined throughout the world is used for electrical wiring and cables. It isnt however just used based on its electrical conductivity properties alone. It is chose because it has other benificial products as well. These include; high tensile strenght, ductility, corrosion resistant, low thermal expansion and is able to be soldered. So having these properties make it the clear option for use in electrical wiring.
High Carbon Steel (Drill Bits):
Steel is considered carbon steel when there is no specified minimum content of a certain metal such as; chromium, titanium, nickel etc. As the carbon percentage of steel rises, it will have the potential to become stronger and harder through the use of heat treating. But the downside to this is it will become less ductile. High carbon content in steel will also help reduce the weldability of it as well as the melting point.
There is a process which involves carbon steel which is called, Case Hardening. This process will harden the outside part of the steel, which therefore creates hard and wear resistant skin for the ductile and tough inside part of the steel. Also high carbon steel is able to withstand high temperatures up to 1138®C before it starts to

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