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Plain Mild Steel Plate in Newcastle
Plain mild steel plate (in other words, not checker plate) is available at Ezimetal in a range of thicknesses and sheet sizes. Plate sizes begin at 4mm thick so if you require something thinner, browse our range of sheet options.
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What is Mild Steel?
Mild steel is a type of carbon steel that only consists of a low amount of carbon. The amount of carbon that is typically found in mild steel is 0.05% to 0.25% by weight, whereas higher carbon steels usually have a carbon content of 0.30% to 2.0%.
Less carbon means that mild steel is typically more machinable, weldable, and more ductile. However, it cannot be used for purposes that require hardening and strengthening – heating does not harden this kind of steel.
The Uses of Mild Steel Plate
Mild steel is used in a variety of applications, including:
- As structural steel
How Plan Mild Steel Is Made
Mild steel is a combination of iron ore and coal that are melted together in a blast furnace. This mixture is then moved to another furnace where all impurities are burnt off. The steel is then allowed to solidify in a large rectangular sheet shape and is then brought down by hot rolling or cold rolling.