Steel is a popular metal alloy consisting mostly of iron, typically with small amounts of carbon although other elements may be included such as manganese, chromium, vanadium and tungsten.

Modern steel making began in 1858 with the capability to produce large quantities cheaply. Mild steel is often used for numerous applications where wrought iron was used previously. Steel shapes include sheets, rods, plates, hexes, pipes and a variety of beams.

Properties of Steel

  • High thermal conductivity
  • Low tensile strength
  • Ductile and malleable
  • Lightweight but exceptionally strong
  • Good corrosion resistance, especially with stainless steel

Steel is a popular choice for many metal products and components:

Cooking Utensils

Auto Parts

Optical Reflectors

Aircraft Parts

Medical Devices

Handles and Knobs

Lighting Fixtures

Electronic Enclosures

Engine Parts