Stainless steel 1.4301 304

Everything you need to know about the most versatile and widely used austenitic stainless steel X5CrNi18-10, 1.4301 304

What is stainless steel grade 1.4301 304?

Grade 1.4301 304 stainless steel is the most commonly used commercial grade stainless steel. It is supplied to many industries. It works well when exposed to relatively high temperatures. Similar to other austenitic stainless-steel grades, grade 1.4301 304 stainless steel retains its strength and toughness even at subzero temperatures.

Grade 1.4301 304 stainless steel has the following properties:

  1. Excellent corrosion resistance
  2. Editable
  3. Easily weldable

Why use 1.4301 304 stainless steels?

If you are looking for an austenitic and easily weldable stainless steel, grade 1.4301 304 steel may be a good choice for you. In addition, it has excellent corrosion resistance under normal atmospheric conditions. This steel is an excellent choice for various applications in the food and beverage processing, petrochemical and construction industries.

What is the chemical composition of stainless steel 1.4301 304?

The chemical composition of stainless steel 1.4301 304 is:

1.4301 304 steel chemical element % present
Carbon (C) [Max] 0.08%
Manganese (Mn) [Max] 2.00%
Silicon (Si) [Max] 1.00%
Chromium (Cr) [Max] 17.5 to 19.5%
Copper (Cu) [Max] 0.50%
Nickel (Ni) [Max] 8.0 to 10.50%
Phosphorus (P) [Max] 0.050%
Sulphur (S) [Max] 0.020%

How to work with 1.4301-304 steel

1.4301 304 steels hot work anh heat treatment temperature
Forging °C Solution Annealing °C
1180 to 950 1000 to 1100
Cooling by air or water

Applications made of stainless steel 1.4301 304

The main applications of stainless steel 1.4301 304 include:

  1. Automotive industry
  2. chemical industry
  3. Food and beverage industry
  4. Electronic equipment
  5. Petrochemical industry

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