It is an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel with sulfur added to its composition. The result is a material with improved machinability, but with reduced corrosion resistance. This material is therefore ideal for use in environments where corrosion is not a major concern, such as in the food processing industry. In terms of its mechanical properties, X10CrNiS18-9 is a fairly tough material. It is also quite ductile, with an elongation at break of around 31%.
High strength • Good machinability • Ductility • Low corrosion resistance