Martensitic and precipitation hardening stainless steels are heat treatable and can therefore provide a wide range of different hardnesses and strengths. For formability purposes they are supplied in a solution-annealed condition. The downstream manufacturer performs final heat treatment to achieve the required mechanical properties.
Traditional martensitic steels with carbon content greater than 0.20% are difficult to weld and assistance is advised. The hardenable high-carbon grades are not suitable for welding.
Outokumpu assists users and fabricators in the selection, qualification, installation, operation, and maintenance of Dura range products.