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Today we will be looking at the difference between 201 stainless steel strips and 301 stainless steel strips.
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What is 201 Stainless Steel Strip?
About half of the nickel content of 304 is replaced with alloy additions of manganese and nitrogen. This results in a higher strength than 304.
201 stainless steel strip has relatively lower ductility and formability compared to 301 stainless steel strip.
Grade 201 also has good welding characteristics and low temperature properties.
What is 301 Stainless Steel Strip?
301 stainless steel strip is an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel with a minimum nickel content of 6%. It is used in applications where high strength and resistance to corrosion are required, such as springs, electric components, stamping parts, connectors and belts.
The most common grade is AISI 301 (EN 1.4310).
It has excellent forming properties, good weldability and high strength. It also has good toughness for a stainless steel and has the highest yield strength of all the austenitic grades. This means that it can withstand high compressive loads without cracking or deforming excessively.
Differences Between 201 Stainless Steel Strips and 304 Stainless Steel Strips
The chemical components of grade 201 stainless steel strip is summarized in the following table:
The chemical components of grade 301 stainless steel strip is summarized in the following table:
201 Stainless Steel Strip Mechanical Properties
|Yield Strength, min. (ksi)||45|
|Tensile Strength, min. (ksi)||95|
|Elongation, min. (%)||40|
|Hardness, max. (Rb)||100|
301 Stainless Steel Strip Mechanical Properties
The H and mechanical properties detailed information of grade 301 stainless steel strip is summarized in the following table:
|Grade||Status||Hardness||Yield Strength||Tensile Strength||Elogation|
What Is 201 Stainless Steel Strip Used For?
Grade 201 stainless steel strip has good formability and corrosion resistance and this makes it suitable for below applications such as kitchen equipment and catering equipment.
The good strength ensures suitability in applications such as stainless steel banding straps, clamps, brackets and cable ties.