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%.