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  • Ummm... I have a question?

    I'm not a fabricator but I get some bracelets (shown below) from a fabricator and I can bend the bracelet a little by hand to make it work for different wrist sizes but I'm wondering if people would notice a difference in how hard it is to bend if I went from 0.16% carbon steel to 0.29%

    Thank you so much!

  • #2
    The carbon content will not materially affect the elasticity for the same thickness. Both will flex (deflect). The Modulus of Elasticity is pretty constant for various steel alloys.

    Increasing the carbon or alloy content (or heat treating) can affect how much force it will take to permanently bend it, but not just to deflect it. That's the Elastic Limit.
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    • #3

      oops, sorry.