A type of steel in which carbon is the primary alloying element, with the level of carbon contained in a steel being one of the most important factors governing its mechanical properties. Mild steel has no more than 1.65% manganese, 0.6% silicon or 0.6% copper. Mild steel is available with varying levels of formability. The more formable grades are typically more costly than the less formable grades. Also called carbon steel.
From the Web: Retraining in Atlantic City; Ford fast tracks aluminum truck; U.S. mfg losing ground - by Vicki Bell Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles—Atlantic City casino workers to retrain for fab jobs; aluminum body truck production picks up speed; U.S. factories keep losing ground; materials providers focus on 3-D printing; and young entrepreneur stresses leadership.
TheFabricator.com provides metal fabrication professionals with market news, the industry's best articles, product news, and conference information from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.