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Re: 430 Stainless Steel

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Posted By<" ">Randy on March 28, 2002 at 21:40:02:

In Reply to: 430 Stainless Steel posted byA. Au on March 18, 2002 at 08:26:17:

IF ... there was trace amounts of aluminum in 430 stainless it would be there to provide impurities between the crystallines to improve plasticity. Not something I relate to when I spec a stainless. So it would make it more maluable or shapeable by allowing the structure to slide (if you would) around just a little. I would expect a high heat treat process to burn out or release a good amount of this 'aluminum trace'.
A good book on metalergy would explain this throughly.

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