• Austenitic (Chrome Nickel)
  • Good Cold Working
  • Good Elongation in Full Hard Condition
  • Good Fatigue Life
  • High Strength to Weight Ratio
  • Work Hardens Readily - so is in demand in harder tempers
  • Not Heat-treatable for Hardening Purposes
  • Non-magnetic in Annealed Condition
  • Slightly Magnetic in Work-hardened Condition
  • Good Heat and Corrosion Resistance
  • Welds Easily
  • Solution Annealed by Cooling Rapidly from 2000°F in Air or Water.
Unit of Measure



N/A Type 301 Stainless Steel


N/A Coil & Strip


N/A 0.018 inches0.4572 mm

Maximum Coil Width

N/A 24 inches

Strip Weight per Unit Area

N/A 0.7517 lbs/ft²3.6697994 kg/m²


N/A 1.50336 lbs/ft2.237300352 kg/m


N/A 1/4 Hard

Nominal Composition

N/A 0.03% Max. Sulphur 0.045% Max. Phosphorus 0.10% Nitrogen 0.15% Max. Carbon 1.00% Max. Silicon 2.00% Max. Manganese 6.00 to 8.00% Nickel 16.00 to 18.00% Chrominum

ASTM Specification

N/A ASTM A240 ASTM A262 Prac E ASTM A480 ASTM A666 UNS S30100

Typical Mechanical Properties

Steel Alloy Group

N/A Austenitic

Magnetic Properties

N/A Non-Magnetic

Harden By

N/A Cold Work

Corrosion Resistance

N/A High


N/A Low to Med.


N/A Low to Med.


N/A High


N/A High

Elec. Conductance

N/A Low

Thermal Conductance

N/A Low

Thermal Expansion

N/A High

Heat Resistance (Scaling Strength)

N/A High/High

Comparative Characteristics and Applications

Yield Strength

N/A 75000 lbs/in²

Tensile Strength

N/A 125000 lbs/in²

Elongation percent in 2 inches

N/A 25 %

Hardness (Rockwell B)

N/A 25


N/A 0.29 lbs/in³

Modulus of Elasticity in Tension

N/A 28.0 x 106 lbs/in²

Specific Heat (32 to 212°F)

N/A 0.12 BTU/ºF/lbs

Thermal Conductivity at 212°F

N/A 9.4 BTU/hr.ft²/ft/ºF

Thermal Conductivity at 932°F

N/A 12.4 BTU/hr.ft²/ft/ºF

Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion per °F (32 to 212°F)

N/A 9.4 x 10-6 ºF

Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion per °F (32 to 600°F)

N/A 9.5 x 10-6 ºF

Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion per °F (32 to 1000°F)

N/A 10.1 x 10-6 ºF

Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion per °F (32 to 1200°F)

N/A 10.4 x 10-6 ºF

Melting Point Range

N/A 2550 to 2590 ºF

Electrical Resistivity

N/A 69 µΩ.cm

Max. Operating Temp. (Continuous Service)

N/A 1600 ºF

Max. Operating Temp. (Intermittent Service)

N/A 1500 ºF

Welding Properties

N/A Very Good-Tough Welds

Drawing and Stamping

N/A Good

Hot Working - Initial Forging

N/A 2100 to 2300 ºF

Annealing Temp.

N/A 1850 to 2050 ºF

Stress Relieving Temp.

N/A 400 to 750 ºF


N/A Light drawing stretching, Forming, Good ductility



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