Stainless steel is everywhere. We find it in everything from household objects to specialized equipment. At Alliant Metals, we supply stainless steel products for many industries, each with their own unique requirements. In this article, we’re going to look at a versatile alloy with uses across several industries: 416 stainless steel.
416 stainless steel is a type of martensitic stainless steel. Its martensite crystalline structure makes this alloy very hard and strong, which is why it is good for so many varied uses. The chemical composition of 416 is 12-14% chromium, 0.15-0.75% nickel, and 0.15-0.75% molybdenum. The high chromium content gives the steel excellent resistance to corrosion and staining, while the addition of molybdenum improves its overall corrosion resistance, particularly against chloride-ion stress corrosion cracking.
416 stainless steel performs well in many applications. Here are some of its most common uses.
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