Martensitic Stainless Steel

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Definition - What does Martensitic Stainless Steel mean?

Martensitic stainless steel is a type of steel having a magnetic, corrosion resistant and hardenable crystalline structure after heat treating. It is composed of chromium deposits with no nickel fractions.

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Martensitic stainless steel is primarily used in applications where resilience, strength and durability are paramount. There are seven main types of martensitic stainless steel based on their carbon and chromium content variations.

Typical applications for martensitic steel are in the fields of aerospace, surgical instrumentation and ball bearings.

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