Elasticity

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

See also

Carbide Formation

Carbides are formed in steel from carbon and some alloying elements. They increase the hardness and strength of the steel

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Forgeability

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

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Hardness

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

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