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Steel is considered an alloy when it contains alloying elements of at least 1.65% manganese, .60% copper, and .60% silicon.
Heating to a temperature above or below the critical range, followed by controlled cooling to below the critical range. This process changes the metal’s microstructure. Depending on the process, this can harden or soften the metal, as well as remove stresses, and change other properties.
American Petroleum Institute. A trade association founded in 1919. Developed standardized testing of drill equipment. API licenses the use of its logo to companies willing to adhere to API minimum standards or specifications. Works closely with ISO