2060 – 12 – Summary
Steels have a wide variety of metals like plain carbon steels, high-strength low-alloy steels, stainless steels, alloy steels and tool steels. Even within these categories, there are a lot of steel grades.
The composition of a metal strongly affects the characteristics of the metal. All steel has iron and carbon in addition to a small percentage of other metals. Sometimes, metals are added together to create an alloy.