Is 304 stainless steel magnetic

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Stainless steel 304 is non-magnetic and in some cases weakly magnetic.

Is 304 stainless steel magnetic

Stainless steel 304 also known as 18/8, is a common material, which means it contains more than 18% chromium and more than 8% nickel.

It is resistant to high temperatures of 800 ° C, has good processing performance and high toughness, and is widely used. In the industry, furniture decoration industry and food and medical industry.

Compared with ordinary 304 stainless steel, the content index of food-grade 304 stainless steel is more strict. For example, internationally, 304 stainless steel is basically defined as mainly containing 18% to 20% chromium and 8% to 10% nickel, but food grade 304 stainless steel contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel, which is permissible within a certain range Internal variations limit the content of various heavy metals.


304 stainless steel is the most widely used chromium-nickel stainless steel. As a widely used steel, it has good corrosion resistance, heat resistance, low-temperature resistance, and mechanical properties.

Good hot working properties such as stamping and bending, no hardening phenomenon with heat treatment.

It is resistant to corrosion in the atmosphere. If it is an industrial atmosphere or a heavily polluted area, it must be cleaned in time to avoid corrosion. Suitable for food processing, storage, and transportation. Has good machinability and weldability.