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ASTM A240/A480

Type 201 stainless steel is a low nickel, high-work hardening, austenitic chromium-nickel-manganese stainless steel. Type 201 stainless steel is not hardenable by heat treatment. It may be substituted, in some cases, for other higher nickel content alloys.

Stainless is created by extracting chromite from underground mines. The chromite is crushed to produce a chromite concentrate. The chromite concentrate is melted in an electric furnace with other raw materials (iron ore, manganese, nickel, etc.) use for the specific stainless type.

After melting the material is formed into slabs and sent to a hot rolling mill. The rolling mill reduces the thickness of the steel and is cooled by water. The now coil is transferred to a cold rolling mill.

When the material arrives at the cold rolling mill it is covered in black scale. It is sent through an annealing and pickling line to remove the scale.

201 Stainless Steel

201 Stainless Steel Details

11 gauge – 20 gauge
48″ & 60″ wide
2B/Polished
Coil/Sheet

*Additional sizes & grades available upon request. Some products and services may vary call us for details.

 

Typical uses for Type 201 Stainless Steel

Appliances, food equipment, cookware, sinks, automotive trim, architectural applications such as windows and doors, railway cars, trailers, and hose clamps.

 

Formability

Type 201 stainless steel is formable to most shapes but will work-harden disallowing the most severe forming operations unless annealed prior to forming.

 

Magnetic Properties

Type 201 stainless steel is non-magnetic in the annealed condition but becomes magnetic when cold-worked.

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