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Stainless Steels



Stainless steels have emerged as one of the more important man-made materials, designed for strength, corrosion resistance, and easy fabrication. Continued growth in the use of stainless steels provides an incentive to understand their properties, processing, and response to various fabrication rules. This course provides the important facts to help master these alloys for a wide variety of uses.


Target Audience

  • Designers
  • Technicians
  • Fabricators
  • Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers


Required Pre-requisites

A basic knowledge of the mechanical properties of steels and at least a high school plus level of intelligent reasoning capacity.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the mechanical and physical properties of the different types and grades of stainless steel
  • Select the best alloy for a specific application
  • Troubleshoot problems due to corrosion failures
  • Determine the best processes to use in the manufacture of stainless steel components


Course Outline

  • Introduction to Stainless Steels: designations for wrought and cast alloys; common characteristics; general classifications; austenitic, martensitic, ferritic, precipitation-hardening and other stainless steels; cryogenic applications
  • Physical Metallurgy of Stainless Steels: transformations in pure iron; iron-iron carbide system; iron-nickel, iron-chromium, iron-chromium-carbon and iron-chromium-nickel alloys; special additions to stainless steels
  • Properties of Austentic Stainless Steels: nomenclature and compositions; physical and mechanical properties; mechanical properties of cold-worked austenitic stainless steels; impact properties of cold-worked steels; fatigue properties
  • Properties of Martensitic and Ferritic Stainless Steels: martensitic stainless steels; response of individual grades; effect of factors related to heat treatment; properties of ferritic stainless steels; sensitization; uses of ferritic stainless steels
  • Heat- and Corrosion-Resistant Alloy Castings
  • Properties of Precipitation-Hardening
  • Heat Treating
  • Forging, Machining, Cleaning and Finishing
  • Cold Forming
  • Deep Drawing
  • Metallurgy of Welding
  • Joining
  • Corrosion of Metals
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Stainless Steels at High Temperature

Main Info


Members: $1870
Non Members: $1980



Stainless Steels

Members: $1870
Non Members: $1980

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