Properties and Uses of Ferrous Metals

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  • Properties and  Uses of Ferrous Metals
    • Cast iron
      • Melting point = 1200 C
      • hard skin, softer underneath but brittle, corrodes by rusting
      • Parts with complex shapes which can be made by casting
    • Mild steel
      • Melting point = 1600 C
      • Tough, ductile, malleable, good tensile strength, poor resistance to corrosion
      • General purpose engineering material
    • High carbon steel
      • Melting point = 1800 C
      • Harder than medium carbon steel, more brittle, can be heat treated to make harder and tougher
      • Cutting tools, ball bearings
    • Stainless steel
      • Melting point = 1400 C
      • Hard, tough, resistant to wear and corrosion
      • Cutlery, kitchen equipment
  • Stainless steel
    • Melting point = 1400 C
    • Hard, tough, resistant to wear and corrosion
    • Cutlery, kitchen equipment

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