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Why is Stainless Steel Magnetic?

People often think that magnets can be used to absorb stainless steel materials to verify their quality and authenticity. If they are not attractive and non-magnetic,  are considered to be good, and  genuine; if they are magnetic, they are considered to be counterfeit products. In fact, this is an extremely indentifying error , and it is one-sided and impractical method .

Iron and steel are distinguished by their carbon content. Iron-carbon alloys with a carbon content of less than 2% are steel, and those with a carbon content of more than 2% are called iron. Steel is widely used because of its toughness, elasticity and rigidity. All you come into contact with in life are steel, but people call it differently. For stainless steel, no matter whether the magnet can be attracted or not, as long as it meets its quality standards, it is stainless steel.

 From a metallurgical point of view, there is no such thing as stainless iron. The main element of corrosion resistance of stainless steel is chromium. Steel with chromium content above 10.5% will not rust. The alloying elements added during smelting are different, and there is a difference between magnets that can attract and cannot attract. Nickel has very few reserves in the world, and the price is relatively expensive. Therefore, the price of stainless steel with high nickel content is also higher in the market, and the magnet is not attracted. In fact, there is another kind of stainless steel magnet that cannot be attracted. That is stainless steel with high manganese content and low nickel content or no nickel content.

There are many types of stainless steel, which can be divided into several categories according to the organizational structure at room temperature:Austenite is non-magnetic or weakly magnetic, and martensite or ferrite is magnetic.
     1. Austenite type: such as 304, 321, 316, 310, etc.;
     2. Martensite or ferrite type: such as 430, 420, 410, etc.;
In summary, a more professional method should be used to detect the material of stainless steel. (Spectral detection, stainless steel identification solution detection).


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Polished Stainless Steel Marine Parts – Durable and Attractive

Polished Stainless Steel Marine Parts with variety of designs and styles can enable to match the overall style of your vessel ,and can absolutely make it with a striking and stunning finish.The polished stainless steel parts are not the same as the regular polished stainless steel parts.

For those who are not familiar with the polished finish looks like, it can be described as a mirror like when you view an object up close. In terms of the material, mirror polished finish will be shiny and white. This type of finish is usually found on various boats. The reason why this type of finish is required on these parts? the main reason is help to reflect the sun, helping to keep the boat dry at all times!

Polished stainless steel parts are typically made from the highest quality SS304 or SS316  that is available. In many cases, this means that you get the high quality marine grade hardware  product. Stainless steel polished parts will last for a long time, and if you take good care of them, they will be able to provide you with years of use.  In addition, the polished stainless steel hardware will be able to match the overall appearance and style of whatever type of boat or part you decide to purchase.

 More and more people prefer the polished stainless steel parts , because they are incredibly durable, they require very little maintenance, and they can really add to the overall look of whatever types of boat and industrial equipment . Hiever is professional supplier of stainless steel marine grade hardware and the polished stainless steel hardware , below is the production show of our manual mirror polishing process . 

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