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Which is stronger wrought iron or steel?

Views: 38 Update date: Apr 02,2024

Steel is typically stronger than wrought iron. Wrought iron is an iron alloy with a very low carbon content, usually less than 0.08%. It was widely used in construction and manufacturing before the widespread availability of steel. However, due to its low carbon content, wrought iron is relatively soft and malleable compared to steel.


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Steel, on the other hand, is an alloy of iron and carbon, typically containing between 0.2% and 2.1% carbon by weight, along with other elements such as manganese, chromium, nickel, or molybdenum. The presence of carbon and other alloying elements gives steel greater strength, hardness, and toughness compared to wrought iron.


Therefore, in most applications requiring strength and durability, steel would be the preferred choice over wrought iron.



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