How hard is 15-5 PH?

15-5 PH stainless steel is a martensitic precipitation-hardening stainless steel with approximately 15% Chromium and 5% Nickel. It has high strength, high hardness, and excellent corrosion resistance. Strength can be further increased by a single low temperature heat treatment.

What is 15-5 stainless steel?

15-5 is a variant of the older 17-4 chromium-nickel-copper precipitation hardening stainless steel. Both alloys exhibit high strength and moderate corrosion resistance. High strength is maintained to approximately 600 degrees F. The 15-5 alloy was designed to have greater toughness than 17-4.

Is 15-5 stainless weldable?

ATI 15-5™ precipitation hardening stainless steel is readily welded using conventional inert gas methods used for stainless grades. Preheating is not usually required. More uniform mechanical properties can be obtained by solution annealing the material before conducting precipitation hardening heat treatments.

What type of stainless steel is 17 4 PH?

hardening martensitic stainless steel
17-4 PH Stainless Steel is a precipitation hardening martensitic stainless steel. Typical usage is seen in applications requiring high strength and a modest level of corrosion resistance.

What is H1100 condition?

Stainless Steel 17-4 H1100 is a precipitation-hardening martensitic Stainless Steel, which has corrosion resistance comparable to austenitic varieties. Our H1100 has been heat-treated to a minimum tensile strength of 140ksi, yield strength of 115ksi, an elongation in 2in of 14%, and a reduction of area of 45%.

What is H900 condition?

Typical heat treat designations are H900 or H1075; where H900 indicates aging at 900°F for one hour and H1075 indicates ageing at 1075°F for 4 hours. In all cases, it is important to start with material that is in the solution treated condition or more commonly called Condition A.

Which stainless steel is easiest to weld?

ferritic stainless steels
In general, ferritic stainless steels are the most readily weldable stainless steel. While ferritic grades still have chromium and other alloying elements, the reduced amount of these elements compared to austenitic stainless steel make ferritic stainless steels more weldable.

Why is stainless steel not weldable?

Is welding stainless steel difficult? Stainless steel retains heat very efficiently, which makes welding it a bit more difficult especially for the novice welder. When faced with excessive welding heat, stainless steel can warp from the high temperatures and even distort during the cooling process.