View Full Version : Is SS 410 good for electrode.

09-12-2008, 12:52 AM
Anyone used SS type 410? What are your experiences with it?

The description says not to be used in corrosive environments?

09-13-2008, 12:45 AM
Stainless steels in the 400 group are called Martensitic and are very prone to hydrogen embrittlement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_embrittlement). Any hardened metals with hardness greater than 30 HRC are prone to hydrogen brittleness. 410 stainless has a hardness of 38-45 HRC (http://www.alleghenyludlum.com/ludlum/pages/products/xq/asp/G.4/qx/ProductLine.html).