A ferrous metal is one that contains iron. Therefore, stainless steels are ferrous metals as their main constituent is iron.
Under the wrong circumstances, all forms of stainless steel will corrode or rust.
The different type of microstructure between these families of alloys infers very different mechanical and physical properties.
Super duplex grades are considered magnetic on account of their mixed austenitic and ferritic microstructure.
The Pitting Resistance Equivalent Number is a helpful theoretical way of comparing the pitting corrosion resistance of various alloys.
Desulfurisation is the process to reduce undesirable sulphur content in steels, thereby improving their impact toughness.
Duplex stainless steels are considered magnetic due to their combination of austenitic and ferritic microstructure.
There are many different approaches to the measurement of corrosion, and specifically pitting corrosion.
Sandvik are a Swedish company associated with the production of high-performance stainless steels for many years.
Recycling of stainless steel is encouraged by the inherent value of its expensive alloy additions.
304 (UNS S30400, 1.4301) stainless steel is one of the most common grades of stainless steel.
The corrosion resistance of stainless steel lends its application in many aggressive environments for long-term performance.