Low-carbon, iron-chromium-nickel stainless alloys containing more than 16 percent chromium, with sufficient nickel to provide an austenitic structure at normal temperatures. These alloys cannot be hardened by heat treatment, but can be hardened by cold working. They are normally nonmagnetic, but can be slightly magnetic depending on composition and amount of cold working.
Chipping away at fabricating success - by Dan Davis If you walk into a fabrication shop today, you more than likely are going to see a machining center on the shop floor. It's not that these shops are chasing machining work; they are just looking to add more manufacturing services to win more business from their current customer base.
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