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  • 301 Stainless steel  Data Sheet
  • 301 Stainless steel  Data Sheet
  • 301 Stainless steel  Data Sheet
  • 301 Stainless steel  Data Sheet
  • 301 Stainless steel  Data Sheet
  • 301 Stainless steel  Data Sheet
  • 301 Stainless steel  Data Sheet
  • 301 Stainless steel  Data Sheet

Alloy

UNS Number

SAE Number

  301 

  S30100 

  30301 

 

GENERAL PROPERTIES

Type 301 is an austenitic stainless steel with a nominal composition of 17 percent chromium and 7 percent nickel. The high strengths of this grade of steel in the six available conditions or tempers, its resistance to atmosphere corrosion and its bright, attractive surface make it an excellent choice for decorative structural applications. Automobile molding and trim, wheel covers, conveyor belts, kitchen equipment, roof drainage systems, hose clamps, springs, truck and trailer bodies, railway and subway cars are some of the major applications for this versatile grade. By varying the chemical composition within the limits set by the ASTM specifications and by temper rolling, a broad range of magnetic and mechanical properties can be obtained for a variety of applications.

RESISTANCE TO CORROSION

Type 301 is resistant to a variety of corrosive media. However, the corrosion properties are not as good as the 18-8 chromium-nickel steels. Its susceptibility to carbide precipitation during welding restricts its use in many applications in favor of Types 304 or 304L.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Melting Point Density Specific Gravity Modulus of Elasticity in Tension

2550-2590° F

1399-1421° C

.29 lb/in³ 8.03g/cm³ 8.03 28 X 106 psi 193 Gpa

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES 

 

Alloy

Temper

Tensile Strength 
Minimum  
(psi)

Yield Strength 
Minimum 0.2% offset  
(psi)

% Elongation 
in 2" Minimum

Notes

301

1/4 Hard

125,000

75,000

25 %

-

301

1/2 Hard

150,000

110,000

15 %

-

301

Full Hard

185,000

140,000

8 %

-

All values specified are approximate minimums unless otherwise specified. Values are derived from the applicable AMS and ASTM specifications.

 

 

CHEMICAL PROPERTIES 

 

Alloy

C

Mn

P

S

Si

Cr

Ni

Mo

Cu

N

Other

301

.15

2.00

.045

.030

.75

16.00-18.00

6.00-8.00

.75

.75

.10

-

All values are maximum values unless otherwise specified. Values are derived from applicable AMS and ASTM specifications.

 

WELDING 

N/A 

 
 

HEAT TREATMENT 

 

Austenitic stainless steels cannot be hardened by heat treatment.

 

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