Mild steel is a type of carbon steel that contains a low level of carbon. Otherwise known as low carbon steel,
mild steel contains roughly between 0.05% and 0.25% of carbon by weight. It is not an alloy steel,
therefore it does not contain large amounts of anything other than iron and ferrite.
What is Mild Steel used for?
Mild steel can be used for a variety of purposes in multiple applications.
Alongside the uses for low carbon steel as previously mentioned, mild steel can be used for anything from the following:
Machinery parts – depending on the ratio of the carbon and iron, the strength, ductility and malleability of steel differs.
Given that mild steel is very malleable, it lends itself well to steel sheets in car body kits.
Gates and fencing – these types of steel products have always required the right balance of aesthetic appeal and structural strength.
Mild steel fits both of these elements when it comes to manufacturing steel gates and fences. It is strong and hard to break, and can be painted,
primed or galvanised to prevent corrosion and give it a decorative finish. You can find out more about types of steel finishing.
Baker Steel Trading can also design, manufacture and install steel gates, contact us directly for more information.