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310 Stainless Steel

Overview

Grade 310 stainless steel is extremely corrosive resistant. It is available in a variety of strengths and common categories include ¼ Hard, ½ Hard, full hard – right through to extra hard specifications. It is typically supplied as wires, strips or sheets. Elevated carbon properties mean that it can be cold worked to a range of tempers.

The strength and anti-corrosion properties of stainless steel 310 are what make the material so useful across a range of industries. It is a readily available, austenitic stainless for manufacturing and other industrial uses.

Processing

This material can be heat treated, using Annealing however it cannot be hardened through thermal treatment.
Cold working hardens the material at a rapid rate, typically through cold rolling and roll forming When it is cold-rolled, it becomes highly magnetic.
Welding is a common process with this category of steel however this process does remove the high strength that can be achieved through earlier cold rolling.

Applications

Stainless Steel 310 has a wide variety of applications in industry and a small sample of these include

  • Aircraft parts
  • Transportation Vehicles
  • Architectural and Automotive rims
  • Construction Products
  • Conveyor belts

Physical Properties

Grade Density (kg/m3) Elastic Modulus (GPa) Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (μm/m/°C) Thermal Conductivity (W/m.K)

Specific Heat 0-100°C

(J/kg.K)

Electrical Resistivity (nΩ.m)
0-100°C 0-315°C 0-538°C at 100°C at 500°C
310 7880 193 16.9 17.2 18.2 16.2 21.4 500 695

Mechanical Properties

Grade 310 Temper ASTM A666 Tensile Strength (MPa) min. Yield Strength 0.2% Proof (MPa) min. Elongation (% in 50mm) (thick.>0.76mm) min. Bend Test (thickness > 1.27mm)
Bend Angle (°) Factor
Annealed 758 276 60 - -
1/16 Hard 620 310 40 180 1
1/8 Hard 690 380 40 180 1
1/4 Hard 862 514 25 90 2
1/2 Hard 1034 758 18 90 2
3/4 Hard 1205 930 12 90 3
Full Hard 1276 965 9 90 5

 

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