General Questions & Answers


What is meant by Dual Certified Materials?

The term dual certification refers to the practice of certifying one material that meets the specification requirements of two different alloys.

Dual certification is achieved by manufacturing the material to meet all the requirements of both alloys.

Stainless steel products
Alloy Carbon
(Wt %)
Yield
Strength
(psi)
Tensile
Strength
(psi)
316 0.08
Max
30,000
min
75,000
min
316L 0.035
Max
25,000
min
70,000
min
316
316L
0.035
Max
30,000
min
75,000
min

For example, the main differences between 316 and 316L are listed in the table above. 316/316L is manufactured to meet the low carbon content of 316L while also meeting the higher yield and tensile strength of 316.


Detailed Information

Stainless steel square
Fabrication of Stainless Steel
Stainless steel can be fabricated using all traditional forming methods. Austenitic stainless steel can be rolled, spun, deep drawn, cold forged, hot forged, or stamped using force and tension...





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