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Electropolishing and the Sanitary Welding of Stainless Steel

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Food-grade, medical, or pharmaceutical manufacturing demands sanitary metalworking practices, as contamination can result from even a minor dent. For these applications, the choice of material, welding type, and finishing procedure all hold great importance. Stainless steel is a common choice in these industries because of its smooth finish and corrosion-resistant…

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What Gas Is Best To Purge Stainless Steel Pipe During Welding

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If you are performing a welding operation, you’re familiar with the term “purging,” which is simply the method of extracting oxygen from the welding scene to avoid the risk of oxidation. When TIG welding, purging prevents issues like pitting, cracking, and splatter from arising. Argon, the most notable purging gas,…

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316L vs 316 Stainless Steels: Details Make the Difference

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The various grades of stainless steel are known for their excellent corrosion resistance, mechanical properties, and smooth surface finishes. These properties are attributable to the composition of stainless steel, which contains chromium, nickel, carbon, and other alloying elements. Depending on its composition variation, stainless steel offers several grades to suit…

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Maintaining Duplex Stainless Steel Welding Quality

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Duplex stainless steel is an alloy of steel with two-phase microstructures and an equal proportion of austenite and ferrite. These special materials capture the benefit of both austenitic and ferritic stainless steel grades and provide excellent strength, toughness, and corrosion resistance. And these properties have also made duplex stainless steel…

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Understanding Ferritic vs Austenitic vs Martensitic Stainless Steel

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Industries have trusted stainless steel to ensure strength and corrosion resistance in their metal structures. However, the term “stainless steel” does not communicate the range of properties offered by this diverse metal. To better communicate its variation, stainless steel can be classified as either ferritic, austenitic, and martensitic stainless steel. …

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Ferritic vs. Austenitic Stainless Steels in Welding: Understanding the Differences

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When choosing materials, industries look for metals that will maximize the benefits of their investment. Stainless steel is a popular and cost-efficient solution for operations that require characteristics like corrosion and temperature resistance in addition to strength and durability. However, the exact attributes that stainless steel provides will vary depending…

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