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Iron VS Steel
Iron and steel are the most common metals in the construction, transport and commercial industries. The applications of the two metals are so similar that most people use their names interchangeably. Despite the striking similarities in applications, steel and iron are two different metals with unique compositions in their own right.
One of the core factors to consider when choosing a metal for a specific project is its ductility. Determining the ductility of metal is more crucial when the metal in question is going to be used in high tension applications.
After the quenching process, steel becomes hard and brittle. To toughen up steel and make it strong again, steel is taken through tempering, which further hardens and increases the toughness of the material.