How much stress can metal withstand? That comes down to a question of strength. But which type of strength is another question entirely.

Different types of steel have varying levels of strength, depending on the various alloying elements of the metal. How strength is measured comes down to two different terms: yield strength and ultimate (tensile) strength. Watch the video for more information on these two types of metal strength and how they help define the level of stress your metal can ultimately withstand.


Want to know the meaning behind other commonly used words and phrases in metal? Check out The Gauge Glossary. 


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