Grinding of stainless steel
Stainless steels can be used diversely due to its preferred characteristics, like for example the corrosion resistance. Of course, the basic requirement for a satisfactory result is the right selection of the material to be used for the intended application. But also the correct surface finish serves for the maintenance of the preferred characteristics.
What is stainless steel?
Under the term of stainless steel it is colloquially comprehended "noncorrosive steels". However, what is really at the bottom of the term "stainless steel" and where are typical fields of application of noncorrosive stainless steel.
Can noncorrosive steels rust?
Considering the noncorrosive stainless steels with a Cr-content of over 10.5% the formation of rust cannot automatically be excluded. Even austenitic stainless steels with Cr-contents exceeding 20% and Ni-contents of over 8% can rust in case of incorrect handling and processing or in case of constructive deficiencies.