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Information About Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a durable, sanitary metal used for a variety of purposes. From appliances to sanitary strainers, stainless steel is the material of choice for a wide range of products. Find out more about stainless steel, its properties, and the reasons for its widespread use.


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Why Stainless Steel Is Stainless

Learn why stainless steel resists rust and corrosion, about the types of stainless steel, and how the process of passivation works.

Materials Science : Properties of Stainless Steel Quiz

Properties of Stainless Steel Quiz

Stainless steel

In metallurgy, stainless steel, also known as inox steel or inox from French inoxydable (inoxidizable), is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5%[1] chromium content by mass.

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What is Stainless Steel?

All stainless steels have a high resistance to corrosion. This resistance to attack is due to the naturally occurring chromium-rich oxide film formed on the surface of the steel. Although extremely thin, this invisible, inert film is tightly adherent to the metal and extremely protective in a wide range of corrosive media. The film is rapidly self repairing in the presence of oxygen, and damage by abrasion, cutting or machining is quickly repaired.

What is stainless steel? definition and meaning

Definition of stainless steel: A type of metal product that is more resistant to rust, staining and corrosion than regular steel. It is an alloy of iron and carbon. Stainless steel is often found in materials used in construction ...