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- Withstands temperatures up to 500°C
- Uses: Used for everything from resistors, heating applications, mechanical components, and springs. Type 304 is the most widely used Chromium-Nickel austenitic stainless steel. It is nonmagnetic in the annealed condition and becomes slightly magnetic when cold worked. It has excellent fabrication and weldability characteristics. Non-hardenable by heat-treating. Low carbon content minimizes problem of carbide precipitation during welding and has permitted this alloy's use in corrosive service in the as-welded condition.
- Common Name: Stainless Steel 304, SS304
|Nickel (Ni)||8 - 12%|
|Chromium (Cr)||18 - 20%|
|Silicon (Si)||1% Max.|
|Manganese (Mn)||2% Max.|
- Specific Resistance: 420 ohms/cmf, 70 microohm/cm
- Nom. Temp. Coeff. of Resistance (TCR): 0.0085 ohm/ohm/°C (0-100°C)
- Density: 0.286 lb/cu. in.
- Specific Heat (20°C): 0.118 cal/g
- Nominal Coefficient of Linear Expansion: 9.6 X 10-6 in/in/°C
- Approx. Melting Point: 1399°C
- Tensile Strength at 20°C: 300 KPSI Hard, 105 KPSI Annealed
- Magnetic Attraction: None (Anne