05 February 2018

Stainless steel fabrication chart


Specialty Steel Industry of North America issued a concise yet informative document on stainless steel fabrication. We present this chart extracted from the guide “Stainless steel fabrication”. This table describes how the most common stainless steel grades are suitable to be processed by:

  • Air Hardening
  • Blanking
  • Silver brazing
  • Buffing
  • Deep drawing
  • Hot forming
  • Cold forming
  • Ease of grinding
  • Magnetic grinding
  • Heat Treatment
  • Punching (perforating)
  • Polishing
  • Hot riveting
  • Cold riveting
  • Cold shearing and Soldering Brazing Spinning Welding Machining

Examined grades are:

  • Austenitics
    • 201, 202, 301, 302, 304, 304L, 305
    • 303
    • 309S, 310S
    • 316, 316L, 317, 317LMN
    • 321, 347

 

  • Ferritics
    • 430, 439
    • 405, 442, 446

 

  • Martensitics
    • 403, 410
    • 420
    • 440A, 440C

 

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