Strip, Coil, Foil & Wire, AMS5763, AMS 5773, AMS 5863, ASTM A 564, ASTM A693, ASTM A 959
Pulp and paper, aircraft, power generation, chemical processing, nuclear applications, medical devices
Custom 450® stainless is a martensitic age-hardenable stainless steel which exhibits very good corrosion resistance with moderate strength. Although the alloy a yield strength higher than 100 Ksi (689 MPa) in the annealed condition, it is easily fabricated. A single-step aging treatment develops higher strength with good ductility and toughness. Generally supplied in the annealed condition, requiring no heat treatment by the user for many applications. Because it has corrosion resistance like Type 304 stainless but three times the yield strength, it has been used in applications where Type 304 was not strong enough. On the other hand, it has also replaced Type 410 stainless directly on a strength basis where Type 410 had insufficient corrosion resistance. Mechanical properties will depend on the aging temperature selected.