ABOUT THIS LESSON: Material Science, Metals, Steel

Lesson 16 of 33. This lesson will focus on the properties and application for steel. Low alloy and stainless steel are described. The importance of carbon content is explained and some appreciation of different type of steel and different heat treatments is presented.

Knowledge Check:
As the carbon content of steel increases, how does the property of steel change?
What is the primary element that that gives stainless steel corrosion resistance?
Describe the galvanization process for steel.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Theodore Miner has a B.S. degree in Physics and a degree in Electronics. He has worked for many years in the area of Industrial Control systems. His work involves evaluating materials and components used in electronic systems and performing failure analysis on control systems. His hobbies include tinkering with microcontroller home projects and ham radio.