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"Temperature for stainless steel to become magnetic"



 

I need to calibrate the exact temperature for 18-8 stainless steel (302 type of austenitic) to become magnetic.

Thank you!

I've been looking for it.

Virginia Corral
- Chihuahua, Chih, Mexico
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Virginia, 302 doesn't have a Curie point: it doesn't become magnetic below a certain temperature. It will become ferromagnetic with cold work, if the working is sufficient to get it to transform its' structure from the FCC characteristic of austenitic stainlesses to martensite, a BCT structure.

Good luck!

lee gearhart
Lee Gearhart
metallurgist - E. Aurora, New York
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You'll be looking for a long time! It won't become magnetic at ANY temperature.

Bill Reynolds
Bill Reynolds [dec.]
consultant metallurgist - Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
We sadly relate the news that Bill passed away on Jan. 29, 2010.

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