Quick Q&A

Which types of stainless steel are magnetic?

Martensitic, ferritic, precipitation hardening and duplex steels are magnetic. Popular grades:  409 and 430,

Does stainless steel corrode or rust?

Yes it does, It is just alot more resistant to corrosion and rust.

Does stainless steel conduct electricity?

Yes but not as wel as other metals such as copper.

Does stainless steel give off toxic fumes when heated?

There are some stainless steel grades that contain chemicals that can be released as vapour if the materials is heated high enough.

Does stainless steel rust in saltwater?

Yes stainless steel still can rust in saltwater. There are however special grades that are made to be as durable in salt water as possible. Check out this link: http://www.smt.sandvik.com/en/products/tube-pipe-fittings-and-flanges/high-performance-materials/duplex-stainless-steel/

Will stainless steel go off in a metal detector?

Yes, almost all metals will trigger a metal detector.

Can stainless steel go in the microwave?

Stainless steel is not safe to put in the microwave. It will spark up!

Will stainless steel guns rust?

Yes, guns can still rust if they are made from stainless so clean & treat them properly.

How many diffrent types/grades of stainless steel are there?

There are a large variety of diffrent types of stainless steel, and there are more and more each year being discovered. Diffrent countries and standards use diffrent gradenames for the same quality of stainless steel.


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