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Cr - Ni - Mo austenitic type stainless steel , distinguished by:

  • Very high resistance to oxidation and corrosion compared to Cr or Cr-Mo type stainless steels, both in marine environments and in severely corrosive chemical environments.
  • It is not magnetic in the annealed condition, although it can reach a certain degree when subjected to forming processes such as cold machining or deformation (strain hardening).
  • Less sensitivity to carbide precipitation during heating and cooling processes, which reduces the possibility of intergranular cracking.
  • Superior creep resistance at elevated temperatures compared to 304 stainless.
  • With good forgeability and weldability characteristics.

Less thermal conductivity than carbon, low alloy or tool grade steels, approximately 50%.