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by Wendy
Mon Nov 17, 2003 5:50 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Hi, I am needing some help ?
Replies: 4
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Re: Hi, I am needing some help ?

Often times stainless is NON MAGNETIC so a test with a magnet can often confirm the notion of stainless. Steel in general has varying degrees of carbon in it - the three general types high, medium, low carbon - which are easily (somewhat) distinguishable by performing a spark test- grind the materi...
by Wendy
Mon Nov 17, 2003 5:07 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Hi, I am needing some help ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2393

Re: Hi, I am needing some help ?

Many stainless steels are not magnetic, so that is one easy test. You can also spark the metal on a grinder and compare with known samples of stainless and mild steels.

George

Could you explain that a little bit more for me ?


Many thanks
by Wendy
Mon Nov 17, 2003 4:35 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Hi, I am needing some help ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2393

Hi, I am needing some help ?

I am just about to start learning some basic welding. I asked a friend to pick up some offcut Mild steels bits from a local enginnering firm, I was looking at them earlier on and it looks like Stainless Steel to me rather then Mild Steel. Is there any easy way of telling what type of steel plate I h...