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Stainless Steel for Machining

Designer Handbook

Describes the standard grades of stainless steel that have been specially designed to improve machinability, including types 203, 303, 430F, 416 and 429F.

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgement
  • Preface
  • Introduction to Stainless Steels
    • Identification
    • Metallurgical Structure
    • Material Selection for Corrosive Environments
    • Chemical Composition and
      Mechanical Properties
  • General Guidelines
  • The Machinable Family of Stainless Steels
    • Free-Machining Stainless Steels
    • Stainless Steels for Screw Machine Operations
    • Machinability vs. Cost
  • Passivation of Stainless Steel
  • Cleaning
  • The Free-Machining Stainless Steels
    • Types 303 and 303 Se Stainless Steels
    • Type 203 Stainless Steel
    • Type 430F Stainless Steel
    • Type 416 Stainless Steel
    • Type 420F Stainless Steel


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