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Most recent answer: 12/27/2014
Q:
Is it possible after welding(TIG) Of the stainless steel (SS304) become magnetic? How it can find out
- manabendra saha (age 32)
ghaziabad
A:

In general, a variety of treatments can turn non-magnetic stainless steel magnetc. The reason is nthat the iron natoms tend to separate out from the chromium atoms, if given a chance. The clusters of purer iron are magnetic.

Testing for magnetism is pretty easy- just see if the material is attracted much to a magnet.

Mike W.


(published on 12/27/2014)

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