• Categories
  • Suppliers

Prime Companies


431 stainless steel electrodes are widely used for a variety of purposes. These particular electrodes are attractive because of their corrosion resistance, making them suitable for the welding and fabrication processes involved in metal manufacturing and structural engineering applications. Stainless steel 431 is also known for its excellent machinability and tensile strength, making it a versatile alternative to other stainless steel electrodes. Further, 431 electrodes have a higher chromium content than other steels due to the addition of 4% nickel added to the alloy, allowing them to accept tempering temperatures up to 600ºC. This combination of features makes 431 stainless steel ideal for creating durable parts operating in extreme environments.

431 stainless steel electrodes are considered superior to other similar products due to their well-balanced composition. They have a 12% chromium content coupled with a .20% carbon level that offers excellent corrosion resistance and strength. Additionally, the 0.080% nitrogen content boosts the hardenability of these electrodes and ensures ductility after welding. The presence of other trace elements like sulfur and phosphorus further enhances wear resistance and durability in various temperatures. They added 2-3% molybdenum resulting in improved weldability of 431 stainless steel electrodes. Finally, these electrodes are available as either annealed or hardened according to customers' needs ensuring they get the optimal performance they desire.

FAQ's for Stainless Steel 431 Electrodes

Grade 431 stainless steel electrodes can be identified based on their distinct chemical composition, which includes high levels of chromium and molybdenum and low carbon content. Additionally, these electrodes feature a bright silvery sheen that helps distinguish them from other grades of stainless steel.

Testing grade 431 stainless steel electrodes typically involves analyzing the material's electrical conductivity by taking current-voltage measurements along with an ohmmeter or multimeter. Additional tests may also involve visual inspection and measuring tools such as calipers and micrometers to determine the size and shape of the electrode.

The density of grade 431 stainless steel electrodes is approximately 7.9 g/cm3 or 0.289 lb/in3, making it slightly heavier than other grades of stainless steel, such as 304 or 316.

No more suppliers available.