Stainless Steels (aka Chromium Steels) are those that add 12 to 30% Chromium. Those with higher Chromium have superior corrosion resistance, but their magnetic properties are not that great. The 400 series are magnetic. They are available as plates, slabs, and rounds etc, some of which are machinable. Their core loss is high, so they are used mostly in DC or low frequency applications where high corrosion resistance is required. Their permeability is low, ranging 500 to 2000. Applications include rotor shafts and solenoids.
MagWeb’s Stainless Steel Folder has 49 excel files listing magnetic properties of these materials, produced by multiple manufacturers. For a full list of commercial names of all these materials, please click on List of Materials – F. Stainless Steels.
Version 5 also contains a DIGEST file that lists all materials and their discrete magnetic properties in a single excel file.
By downloading this folder, you will have 49 files on magnetic properties of all magnetic stainless steels produced world wide!
Please review the Handbook for more technical information on the magnetic properties of these materials. It will also help you identify an optimal stainless steels that offer best magnetic properties.
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