What kind of stainless steels does AUSA work with?
AUSA works with different grades of stainless steel. Its properties, applications, chemical composition, equivalent standards, heat treatments and dimensions vary depending of the grade chosen.
They are defined as steel alloys with a minimum of 10 % to 12 % chromium content, which may contain other metals such as molybdenum and nickel.
Steels with high corrosion resistance, as chromium or other alloying metals that have great affinity for the oxygen and react with it creating a protective layer, thus preventing from iron corrosion.
Their most common applications are for pieces resistant to corrosive agents such as valves, shafts, pump elements, surgical instruments, gauges, steel balls and parts for the chemical, textile and food industries.