Wear Resistance

The resistance of steel to mechanical abrasion represents the wear resistance or resistance to abrasion.

To increase the wear resistance, metal surfaces can be treated by coating processes such as hard chromium plating. Heating processes such as vacuum hardening or nitriding also increase the wear resistance of steel.

See also

Elasticity

Elasticity is a material property that provides information about the ability of materials to withstand stress.

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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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