Welding Carbon Steel

Carbon steel is the most extensively used metal in fabrication industry. This article discusses some hands-on advice on how to weld carbon steel. Three short sections focusing on welding of low carbon steels, medium carbon steels and high carbon steels have been included. This advice is equally useful for a welder as well as a … Read more

Welding Low Carbon Steel

Low carbon steel is the most common type of steel found in the industry. Welding low carbon steel does not pose any great difficulties to an experienced welder. It is considered an easy task, low carbon steel is the most weldable of all. However, there are a few basics that must always be borne in … Read more

Welding Medium Carbon Steels

This article discusses about welding of medium carbon steel. It offers a few pieces of advice for obtaining a quality weld. Introduction The carbon content in medium carbon steel ranges from 0.30 to 0.55 percent. After welding, these steels are heat treated to relieve the residual stresses. Medium carbon steel is fabricated in the bar … Read more

Welding High Carbon Steels

High carbon steels are those with a carbon content exceeding 0.55 percent. These are very difficult to weld because they are prone to cracking which is the most usual problem in carbon steels. Special measures are required to be incorporated in the welding procedure in order to avoid a hard microstructure that is brittle, and does … Read more