Definition of mild steel in English:

mild steel

noun

mass noun
  • Steel which contains only a small percentage of carbon and is strong and easily worked but not readily tempered or hardened.

    • ‘The company plans to produce mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium, copper and brass on the site.’
    • ‘Some people say that chromoly is brittle, not as strong as mild steel, and that a chromoly cage will wear out.’
    • ‘Properties include easy workability, adaptability and insensitivity to faulty manipulation possessed by mild steel.’
    • ‘Harder than wrought iron, but with less carbon than true steel, mild steel was made in industrial-sized batches, and although it was easier to machine with close tolerances, it was harder for blacksmiths to forge and weld.’
    • ‘Filler metal is not used in electron beam welding; however, when welding mild steel highly deoxidized filler metal is sometimes used.’
    • ‘With steps and risers of mild steel, the stair is contained by a great vertical curtain of steel uprights and rods on one side, and wooden shelving on the other.’
    • ‘Although mild steel is not uncommon in underbody applications, more than 70% of the Liberty underbody is produced with high-strength steel.’
    • ‘So ductile iron was used for castings, mild steel was used for strengthening the main arches, and stainless steel replaced the 10 miles of glazing bars.’
    • ‘The relative amounts of elongation and spread cannot be calculated theoretically but they have been determined experimentally for mild steel.’
    • ‘The furniture is made of mild steel which is then galvanised.’
    • ‘The high-melting-point solders are suitable for soldering mild steel, stainless steel, nickel, copper, brass, zinc, and silver directly to aluminum.’
    • ‘So far I've designed lights in concrete, fibreglass, perspex, mild steel, stainless steel and even cardboard.’
    • ‘These are made of mild steel, stainless steel, or copper, and are placed under the joint and subsequently removed when the weld has been completed.’
    • ‘Early blades were pattern-welded, a technique in which strips of wrought iron and mild steel were twisted and forged together, with the addition of a hardened edge.’
    • ‘The physical properties of stainless steel are different from mild steel and this makes it weld differently.’
    • ‘The resistance of mild steel to oxidation is vastly improved by forming an aluminium-iron alloy on the surface.’
    • ‘Changes in transition temperature of over 55°C can be produced by changes in the chemical composition or microstructure of mild steel.’
    • ‘In this, the last of the great British railway bridges, mild steel superseded wrought iron.’
    • ‘The Bessemer process, patented in 1855, made mild steel a cheap and superior rival for wrought and cast iron in some products.’
    • ‘The stiffness of the beam could be changed by varying the thickness of the flat bar of mild steel and by adjusting the distance between the end clamps.’

Pronunciation

mild steel