Carbon steel types include low, medium and high carbon content steels whose chemical composition is defined in broad ranges. Low-carbon steel has 0.30% or less carbon; medium-carbon steel has 0.30%-0.60%; and high-carbon steel has 0.60%-1.00% carbon content.
A good combination of hardness and tenacity when treated. Used in parts requiring some wear resistance after quenching and tempering.
Hand tools and automotive transmission shafts.
COPANT 1060; SAE 1060; AISI 1060; UNS G10600; DIN C60 (1.0601); AFNOR C 60; JIS S 58 C;
Chemical Composition (% BY WEIGHT)
0,55 – 0,65
0,60 – 0,90
THERMAL TREATMENT AND PROCESSING TEMPERATURES (°C)