Mild steel

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Steel with a carbon content between about 0.15 and 0.25 %. By decreasing the carbon content greater ductility is obtained at the expense of strength.

Note: Heat treatments may be used to improve selected characteristics of the material.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)


International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM