The properties and uses of mild steel

Written by lexa w. lee Google
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Email

Mild steel consists of iron alloyed with less than 0.3 per cent carbon, most commonly between 0.1 to 0.25 per cent. The building industry frequently uses mild steel in construction because of its ductility and malleability.

Other People Are Reading


Girders, nuts, bolts, and screws often consist of mild steel, according to the UK Technology Education Centre. Mild steel has also replaced wrought iron for railings and decorative gates.


Ductility refers to the ability of a material to resist fracture or breakage despite changes in shape caused by bending or elongation, according to


Malleability refers to the ability of a material to resist cracking despite being twisted or bent. The malleability of mild steel also allows it to be rolled or beaten into thin sheets, according to the Business Dictionary.

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.