Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon. Still, the term alloy steel usually only refers to steels that contain other elements— like vanadium, molybdenum, or cobalt—in amounts sufficient to alter the properties of the base steel. Alloy steel is a type of steel alloyed with more than one alloying element (e.g. manganese, silicon, nickel, copper, titanium, chromium and aluminium); these elements are added to increase strength, hardness, wear resistance and toughness. The added alloying elements to the base iron and carbon structure typically total no more than 5% of the alloy steel’s material composition. Any mixture of metals is known as an alloy. 

Types Of Alloy Steel 

There are two types of alloy steel high & low alloy steel.

  • Low-alloy Steels: - Low alloy steel usually has 1-5% of alloying elements, making it more suitable for applications that require mechanical properties. It has increased the hardness and wear & tear resistance, but it doesn’t hold the strength as high alloy steel. High alloy steel can also resist wear and tear even under high temperatures. 
  • High-alloy Steels: - High alloy steel has a higher percentage. Stainless steels are the major types of high-alloy steels. Stainless steels are defined as low-carbon high-alloy steels having 10.5% chromium with or without other alloying elements.
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