2 Commercial QualityFor general engineering work that does not require specified mechanical properties.Test certificate is available, stating Chemical Analysis, no mechanicals.May be produced to SAE specs.May be welded and subjected to “Moderate” forming.What a customer usually wants when asking for “Mild Steel.
3 Commercial QualityShould only be used where no specific mechanical requirements exist.Not recommended for structures where any danger of “catastrophic failure” exists.There is very little recourse to the mill in the event of failures.
4 Structural Steels.Used where chemical and mechanical properties are required and specified.Always supplied with test certificates.Available in plate, sheet, sections, tube etc.May be grouped in Low, Medium and High Strength structural steels.
5 Structural SteelsUsed where structural properties are required. Engineers can design, using these properties.With correct design and guaranteed structural steel, failures should be avoided.Using steels of higher Yield and Toughness, allows thinner steel & hence, lighter structures.
12 Cor-Ten® is a registered trademark of USX Corporation WHAT IS COR-TEN® ?DescriptionCor-Ten® is a high strength low alloy weathering steel conforming to ASTM A242 Type 1. It derives improved corrosion resistance compared with carbon steel by the formation of a stable, adherent patina of corrosion product under suitable exposure conditions, inhibiting further corrosion attack.Cor-Ten® is a registered trademark of USX Corporation
14 High Strength, formable, sheet There is a great deal of development around hot rolled thermo-mechanically rolled, inclusion shape controlled sheet, in thickness 2mm –12mm.From hot strip mills, and particularly for the motor, materials handling and trailer industry.Grades from 400 –700Mpa Yield Strength.These steels give mass saving advantages and are very formable and weldable.
15 Advantages Mass reduction possible Possibility of replacing more expensive Quenched and Tempered plate (up to 10mm)Steel available with better resistance to mechanical damage.
16 Supraform –Spec. Changes Supraform TM290 and TM340 to be replaced by S315MCSupraform TM380 to be replaced by S355MCSupraform TM460 to be discontinued.Supraform TM500 to be replaced by S460MC.Supraform TM600 to be replaced by S550MCS700MC already available ex import, Mittal to continue development.
17 The New Product Range Spec. Quality Code 556 000 557 000 550 000 Supraform315MC/EN S315MC355MC/EN S355MC420MC/EN S420MC550MC/EN S550MCQuality CodeSlab Widths1300960;1300;1600;187016001300;1600ThicknessRange2,0 - 6,02,0 – 10,02,5 – 10,03,0 – 8,0
18 High Strength Steels. RULE OF THUMB FOR MASS SAVINGS> t2 Re1 t1 Re2 t= ThicknessRe= Yield Strength1 = Reference Steel2 = High Strength Substitute.