Did you know that there are over 3,500 different grades of steel? In fact, steel is one of the world’s most innovative and essential materials. Carbon is a key element in steel and is added at small levels from 0.005% to 2%.
The addition of carbon into stainless steels helps increase properties such as corrosion resistance, weldability, ductility, hardness and much more. The slightest adjustment of carbon can have consequences as simple as economic loss, or as crucial as loss of life – putting the reputation of your business on the line.
Differentiating between the various steels can be a daunting task without the correct analyzer. To ensure one produces or receives the right steel for the job, one must confidently identify differences in grades of steel, understand how adjustments in carbon can impact the properties of steel, and be aware of new technologies available to measure carbon content.
That’s why we partnered with an elemental analysis expert who specializes in application support for the technologies used in positive material identification — X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) – and produced an educational webinar.
During the webinar we discuss the importance of carbon in steel, and outline the ways carbon analysis is changing. You can download the free recording at any time. In fact, you can register to access it right now, and let us know what you think.