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Researchers in Italy have investigated methods of producing low cost stainless steel for industrial and structural use. High alloy stainless steel is the ideal material for, but it is expensive. Low alloy steel is cheaper to produce, but corrosion rates can be high and its strength is inferior. Recent research shows that a stainless steel can be produced which contains 12% chromium, reduced amounts of nickel, and no molybdenum, thereby saving production costs. This steel has comparable mechanical, forming and welding qualities to those of high alloy steel, a higher resistance to corrosion, and greater strength than low alloy steel. Costs for the production of this steel fall mid-way between those of traditional high alloy steel and low alloy steels.

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Authors: MECOZZI M G, Centro Sviluppo Materiali SPA (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18432 EN (1998) 36pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: 92-828-4555-9
Record Number: 199910015 / Last updated on: 1999-02-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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