Fabrication

In this section more information about fabrication, welding, cleaning, descaling, forming, ... of stainless steels can be found.

The forming potential of stainless steel

Stainless steel has considerable potential informing applications, due to its interesting range of mechanical properties. The material's high strength-to-weigth ratio and considerable elongation and work hardening properties mean it can often meet the challenges of complex, three-dimensional, seamless designs.

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The welding of stainless steels

This brochure contains the following chapters:

  • General information on stainless steel
  • Stainless steel welding processes
  • Weldability of stainless steel
  • Selecting shielding gases for welding of stainless steel
  • Selecting welding consumables for welding stainless steel
  • Joint preparation in arch welding
  • Finishing treatment for welds
  • Safe practices
  • Glossary: terms and definitions

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Welding handbook

Sandvik’s guidelines provide a step-by-step aid to the successful welding of stainless steels and nickel alloys: filler meta,, welding parameters, joint preparation, post-weld cleaning and more… 

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Welding of stainless steels

An overview of welding stainless steels is given, with particular reference to the various welding methods that can be used. Standards mentioned include BSEN1600, BSEN12072, BSEN12073, BSEN760, BSEN287

Source: British Stainless Steel Association

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Forming and fabrication techniques for stainless steel

Forming methods are discussed and include cutting, sawing, shearing, plasma cutting, blanking, punching, piercing, bending, drawing, spinning and tube bending.
Source: British Stainless Steel Association

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Practical guidelines for the fabrication of duplex stainless steels

Specifiers and fabricators requiring the unique combination of high corrosion resistance and outstanding material strength provided by duplex stainless steels now have freely available to them a definitive guide to selecting and working with duplex grades.

A major update of ‘Practical Guidelines for the fabrication of Duplex Stainless Steels’ brings together in one publication experience from around the world. It goes beyond the first and second generations of these materials also taking into account the latest developments in lean duplex and hyper duplex grades.

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Stainless steel flat products for building: the grades in EN10088-4 explained

Practical guidance for the proper use of stainless steel is limited and dispersed. It is the purpose of this brochure to combine information from standards with relevant practical experience to give designers and fabricators basic orientation. For practical reasons this publication focuses on flat products.

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Welding and post-fabrication cleaning for construction and architectural applications

Welding inevitably produces contamination of the steel surface, not least of which is the heat tint at the weld line. Care must be taken to minimise and control this contamination. Similarly care must be taken when designing and implementing stud welded structures. Welded structures should normally be cleaned after fabrication. Various methods are available which may influence the aesthetics of the unit. This can be advantageous.
Source: British Stainless Steel Association

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Stainless steel fabrication

Describes fabrication methods, such as cutting, shearing, blanking, bending and forming. Compares stainless to mild steel with suggested fabrication methods. Descaling, removing mild discoloration, and the definition of passivation are discussed. Comments on handling, care in the shop, and cleaning procedures.
Source: Specialty Steel Industry of North America

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Working with stainless steels

The importance of good design and surface finish selection for the successful fabrication of stainless steel is outlined along with some of the properties that can affect the fabrication and performance of stainless steels.
Source: British Stainless Steel Association

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Adhesive bonding of stainless steels

Adhesive bonding is the process of joining materials with the aid of an adhesive - a substance capable of holding materials together by surface attachment. This brochure describes the process with stainless steels.

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