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430 stainless steel common sense

Jun 08, 2020

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430 stainless steel is a general-purpose steel with good corrosion resistance, thermal conductivity is better than austenite, thermal expansion coefficient is smaller than austenite, heat fatigue resistance, stabilizing element titanium is added, and the mechanical properties of the welded part are good. 430 stainless steel is used for building decoration, fuel burner parts, household appliances, and home appliance parts.


430F is a steel grade with easy cutting performance added to 430 steel, which is mainly used for automatic lathes, bolts and nuts. 430LX adds Ti or Nb to 430 steel, reduces C content, improves processing performance and welding performance, and is mainly used for hot water tanks, hot water supply systems, sanitary appliances, household durable appliances, bicycle flywheels, etc.


Because of its chromium content, it is also called 18/0 or 18-0. Compared with 18/8 and 18/10, there is a little less chromium, and the hardness decreases accordingly.