Very high carbon steel, light micrograph

Very high carbon steel, light micrograph

A630/0352

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Very high carbon steel. Light micrograph of a thin section of very high carbon steel. This sample contains 1.4% carbon by weight alloyed with iron. The metal has a pearlite (multicoloured) and carbide (pink) structure. Very high carbon steel is very strong but brittle. It is used for cutting tools and truck springs.

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