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Ferrous Metals:

Construction Steel

The prime requirement of construction steels is to meet specific mechanical properties at the lowest possible price. The steels are therefore characterized by a code which indicates their guaranteed tensile strength in MPa (Fe 360) or their guaranteed yield strength in MPa (Fe E250). These steels need to be protected against corrosion either by organic layers (paints) or by a metallic layer (zinc). These steels can often be ordered in a coated form. They are low cost, general purpose steels which have excellent welding characteristics. They are usually less suitable for machining.

Source

Idemat 2003