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Name: Dave N.
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Age: 30s
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Date: 2001

I am wondering if you can refer me to a source or provide me information on the differing magnetic properties of various steel types? I am working on a project that I would like to use commonly available steel to attach magnets to. I would like to use inexpensive steel but don't know what types of steel I can obtain and still have it have strong magnetism (e.g. - stainless steel does not work, carbonsteel would - I think, what if there is a zinc coating over carbon steel to prevent corrosion) Or more simply what is the best, most common/least expensive steel I could buy and still be assured good results? (Maybe the magnet itself is the bigger variable than the steel?)

Do a web search on the term(s) "steel(s) magnetic properties" and you will get a lot of "hits" such as:

I use the search engine:

Vince Calder

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