a) Any of the several steels containing 12 to 30% chromium as the principal alloying element. They usually exhibit passivity in aqueous solutions. They are more resistant to rusting and staining than plain carbon and low alloy steels. This is caused by the addition of chromium.
b) Stainless steel is a generic entry with detail provided by these subentries: austenitic, cast, ferritic, and martensitic.
ASTM Type Stainless Steel Powder Compositions Generally Available:
Stainless Steel Powder Particle Shapes Typically Available:
Gas atomized (spherical), water atomized (rounded or irregular shape), and flake powder
Stainless Steel Powder Typical Applications:
a) Aerospace, architectural, automobiles, chemical, fasteners, electronic, food handling, furnace parts & fixtures, hardware, jewelry, low-temperature environments, marine & sea water environments, office equipment, pharmaceutical, welding, and pulp & paper manufacture.
b) Particular stainless steel powders provide corrosion resistance, surface finish, wear resistance, machinability, oxidation resistance, eliminates plating, elevated temperature strength, and low coefficient of expansion.
c) Metal injection molded parts
Stainless Steel Powder Packaging:
Drums or to customer specification
Stainless Steel Powder TSCA (SARA Title III) Status:
Listed. For further information please call the E.P.A. at +1.202-554-1404