What have we used Steel for?
An Introduction to Steel
Sheet metal work is often associated with the use of a widely used metal, steel. We use new technologies and traditional skills to work in a multitude of ways to manipulate this material.
Steel is the development of an alloy of iron and carbon known for its adaptability and tensile strength and will often have other materials added to it to change its properties to suit a required purpose. Steel has many uses if not in its raw form then as a coated or painted material. Steel comes in any number of grades but there will be a flexible workable material to suit most requirements.
The production and alloys used to make the steel change the carbon content and by doing so change the properties of the steel. Spheroidising, annealing, normalising, quenching. Martempering ,tempering and austempering all go to define the properties of the steel.