A numeric / alphabetic list of trade names relating to stainless steel grades and products. Includes some frequently requested, such as Abrazo, Abro, Alloy 160, Aluchrom, Aquamet, Brightray, Chichester, Colorcoat, Corrbloc, Corten, Crominox, Cromweld, 3Cr12, CRES, Cronifer, Cronix, Cunifer, Damac, DL12, Delcrome, Deloro, Dessox, Duranel, Durasteel, Durbar, Durehete, E-Brite, 26-1, Esshete, FDP, FMB, Fecralloy, Ferralium, Hastelloy, Haynes Hi-proof HR, 3C, HWT, Hydroloy, Hyform, Hyplus, Hypress, Incoloy, Inconel, Immac 5, Immaculate, V IN744X, INOX, Invar, Nilo 36, Jetehete, Kanthal, Kromar, D70, M153D, Macalloy, Meehanite, MEK, Meten 9, NACE, Nichrome, Nicorros, Nicrofer, Nimar, Nimonic, Niresist, Niroflex, Nirosta, Nitronic, Nuovinox, Pernifer, Planclad, Polaris, Poral, Prodec, Red Diamond, Red Fox, Remanit, Silver Fox SS400, St37, Stavax, Staybrite, Steelex, Superdux 64, Triclad, Trinsul, Triply, Tufftriding, Uginox, Ultimet, Uranus, V2A, V4A, Waukesha. LAST UPDATED 20th October 2004.
An overview of welding stainless steels is given, with particular reference to the various welding methods that can be used. These include Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, (GTAW or TIG), Plasma Arc Welding, (PAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding, (SMAW or MMA), Gas Metal Arc Welding, (GMAW or MIG / MAG), Flux Cored Arc Welding, (FCAW or FCW), Submerged Arc Welding, (SAW), Electric Resistance Welding, (ERW), Laser Welding. Standards mentioned include BS EN 1600, BS EN 12072, BS EN 12073, BS EN 760, BS EN 287 Part1, (Approved testing of welders for fusion welding), BS EN 288 Part 3, Welding Procedure tests for the arc welding of steels.