Elasticity is an important material property. This characteristic value provides information about how much a material can be stretched without plastic deformation. The workpiece would return to its original shape after the stress is removed.

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Stress-strain diagram

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The forgeability of steel depends on the carbon content but also on various alloying elements.

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The hardness defines the mechanical resistance that the material is able to withstand mechanical impact of other materials.

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Heat Resistance

If steels are used at high temperatures, it is important to pay attention to the heat resistance of the material.

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