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What is the difference between HY 80 and HLES 80 steel?

  1. Sep 14, 2004 #1
    What is the difference between HY 80 and HLES 80 steel?
     
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  3. Sep 15, 2004 #2

    Gokul43201

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    HY specification is a US system, while the HLES specification is used in Europe and Asia. I'm quite sure that they both refer to the same steel (not sure if the numbers remain the same though) - a highly weldable steel often used in making hulls for ships and subs.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2004 #3
    Thanks, that's a start in right direction for me.
     
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