1.Its corrosion resistance under normal atmosphere is equal to that of AISI303. In alloy composition, corrosion resistance of 20% Cr + 2% Mo steel is equivalent to that of 18%Cr + 8%Ni steel.
2. Its machinability is the best among all stainless steel varieties and almost equal to that of free cutting steel AISI12L14.
(1)Tellurium (Te) is added to reduce the cutting resistance and to improve the tool life much more, by spheroidizing the conventional non-metallic inclusions.
(2) Carbon(C) is severely controlled under 0.03% to suppress the formation of hard chromium carbides.
3. Cold formability such as heading and caulking is superior to that of AISI303.
4. Microstructure(ƒÓ2.30 Product)