1.4301 Stainless Steel
All You Need to Know About the Most Versatile, Widely Used, Austenitic Stainless Steel X5CrNi18-10, 1.4301
What is 1.4301 Stainless Steel Grade
The 1.4301-grade stainless steel is the most widely used commercial-grade stainless steel. It is supplied to many industry sectors. It performs well when exposed to relatively high temperatures. Similar to other austenitic stainless steel grades, the 1.4301-grade stainless steel maintains its strength and toughness at sub-zero temperatures.
The 1.4301-grade stainless steel has the following properties:
- Excellent corrosion resistance
- Easily weldable
Why use 1.4301 Stainless Steel
If you are looking for an austenitic, easily weldable stainless steel, the 1.4301-grade steel might be a good choice for you. Moreover, it showcases excellent corrosion resistance in ordinary atmospheric conditions. This steel is an excellent choice for various applications in the food and drinks processing industries, petrochemical, and construction industries.
What is the chemical composition of 1.4301 stainless steel?
The chemical composition of 1.4301 stainless steel is:
|1.4301 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 steel
|1.4301 steel hot work and heat treatment temperature|
|Forging °C||Solution Annealing °C|
|1180 to 950||1000 to 1100|
|Cooling by air or water|
1.4301 stainless steel applications
The main areas of applications of 1.4301 stainless steel include:
- Automotive industry
- Chemical industry
- Food and beverage industry
- Electronic equipment
- Petrochemical industry
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