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Q:
What new technologies are influencing stainless steel alloy design?
16 answers
Answers:
In the research I am conducting, a new technology influencing austenitic stainless steels is the replacement of carbon with nitrogen as the interstitial alloying element. The purpose of this is to improve the alloy's ability to resist sensitization when welding.
~Jake W, Student, San Luis Obispo, CA
New chemical blends being developed require the need for less expensive easily available stainless steel grades rather than the exotic alloys currently being used.
~Ian G, Engineer, Newport, England
Strip casting and direct annealing, pickling and cold rolling in only line, avoiding box annealing for ferritic and martensitic grades.
~Engineering, Consulting, Oldenburg, Germany
Melt control - low carbon + nitrogen = strength alloy fine tuning - nitric acid grades (310NAG etc...)
~Lawrence B, Engineer, Camden, NJ
Fatigue life, high performance bearings, high strength to weight ratio
~Michael P, Design Engineer, Hartford, CT
Developing hydrocarbon reserves under increasingly arduous conditions.
~Chris G, Engineering Consultant, Shrewsbury, England
RETAIN FLATNESS @ 1,750 DEGREE FARENHEIT
~Other, Laval, Canada
How it is form from steel to stainless
~Melandro Villadolid, Final test Engineer, Canlubang, Calamba , Laguna, Philippines
High pressure sealing devices
~Chris Carmody, Special Products Manager, Rotherham, UK
Aerospace technologies
~Purchasing, Cartago, Costa Rica
New alloying elements
~Muncy, PA
Wax cast, replicast.
~Knut E, Quality Control, Modum, Norway
None I am aware of.
~David D., Design Engineer, New Hudson, MI
Removal of nickle
~Graeme M, Project Manager, Auckland, New Zealand
Milling machines
~Marketing/Sales, Concord, Canada
Cutting tools
~Marketing/Sales, Lancaster, OH

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Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative stainless steel alloys?
17 answers
Answers:
From my perspective, one of the most innovative companies is Sumitomo Metals.
~Jake W, Student, San Luis Obispo, CA
Thyssen Krupp VDM, POSCO, Outokumpu, NIppon Steel, Carpenter
~Engineering, Consulting, Oldenburg, Germany
We buy from several companies in India, China, Spain, Russia.
~Knut E, Quality Control, Modum, Norway
I just buy from distributors. I'm not aware about designing
~Purchasing, Cartago, Costa Rica
UGITECH ARCELOR, SANDVICK , OUTOKUMPU ,KRUPP, NIPPON
~Other, Laval, Canada
Special process use in making stainless steel
~Melandro Villadolid, Final test Engineer, Canlubang, Calamba , Laguna, Philippines
Avesta Sheffield, Thyssenkrupp
~Engineering, Design, Linköping, Sweden
Not sure about this.
~David D., Design Engineer, New Hudson, MI
Companies in B&H
~Engineering, Consulting, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Optu Kumpu
~Chris Carmody, Special Products Manager, Rotherham, UK
Aerospace
~Marketing/Sales, Lancaster, OH
Carpenter
~Marketing/Sales, Concord, Canada
Carpenter
~Michael P, Design Engineer, Hartford, CT
Outokumpo
~Quality Control/Assurance, Mandaue City, Philippines
Outokumpu
~Lawrence B, Engineer, Camden, NJ
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~Marketing/Sales, Raleigh, NC
Haynes
~Ian G, Engineer, Newport, England

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