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Old 12-06-2012, 02:04 PM   #3907
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Originally Posted by wannaklr View Post
Is it a cost issue. Better steel of the same grade costs more? Or is it just different?
Sure cost has a lot to do with it. The same grade could be made with different melt practices. Steel made from the Vac Arc Remelt ( VAR ) method would cost about three times what standard air melt steel cost. Also VAR is not readily available and is not made in a wide variety of grades, unless you want to buy an entire heat of steel. A full heat of VAR is around 30K pounds. But you can have it your way!
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