What Does Dimensional Stability Mean?
Dimensional stability refers to the physical property of a metal that is representative of its ability to maintain its original boundaries and structural integrity while in use for a given application. Dimensional stability is often indirectly proportional to corrosion rates in the metal.
Metals with good dimensional stability are tough and rigid with minimal response to wear and tear over prolonged periods of use. This is characterized by maintenance of its original pleating and shape, with minimal shrinkage or plasticity.