Stainless Steel

Stainless steel (high alloy steel) uses a high chromium content (10 to 12%) to form a protective layer of chromium oxide over the surface of the work that is resistant to many forms of corrosion.


  • SS - stainless steel
  • ASS - austenitic stainless steel
  • DSS - duplex stainless steel
  • FSS - ferritic stainless steel
  • MSS - martensitic stainless steel

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Austenitic Stainless Steel
Duplex Stainless Steel
Ferritic Stainless Steel
Martensitic Stainless Steel
Precipitation Hardened Stainless Steel