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Carbon Steel

Carbon steel is a term that refers to types of steel that are not stainless. Despite not having the same corrosion resistance properties as stainless steel, carbon steel still has a wide range of characteristics that are excellent for precision machined parts. Carbon has various grades. The higher % of carbon gives you greater strength and hardness. It is a relatively low-cost material that, is an excellent alternative to stainless steel. Learn about the industries and applications that are suited to carbon steel by reading below.


Carbon steel is a material that is not too difficult to work with, and as a result can be machined for a wide range of applications in many industries. Here is a list of the industries where carbon steel is frequently used:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Military
  • Oil & Gas



Below is a list of a few of the applications that carbon steel is used in:

  • Adapters
  • Couplings
  • Gears
  • Pipelines
  • Rails
  • Shafts


When you want an inexpensive material that has decent strength and hardness for your next custom machined part or project, we recommend choosing carbon steel! If you have any questions about our materials or machining process, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our skilled craftsmen.

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