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The difference between 304 and 304L stainless steel
Time:2020-06-28 Source: Hits:

Both stainless steel 304 and stainless steel 304L belong to the 300 series of austenitic stainless steels. What is the difference between the two, and what is the way of application? Let's learn from Zibo Baishun Stainless Steel Co., Ltd. together!


304 stainless steel is the most common type of steel, has good corrosion resistance, heat resistance, low temperature strength and mechanical properties, is one of the most widely used stainless steel. In addition, its hot working properties such as stamping and bending are also very good, and it is not magnetic. Scope of application: household products, such as cabinets, boilers, water heaters, etc .; auto parts, such as mufflers, windshield wipers, etc .; medical appliances, construction supplies, ship parts, etc.


304 stainless steel

304 stainless steel

304L stainless steel is a low-carbon version of 304 stainless steel, but its performance is better than 304. In general, its corrosion resistance is similar to that of 304 stainless steel, but after welding or stress relief, it has excellent resistance to grain boundary corrosion, and it can maintain good corrosion resistance even without heat treatment.

Therefore, 304L stainless steel is more used in high-demand chemical and petroleum industry field open-air machines, heat-resistant parts for building materials and parts with difficult heat treatment.


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