A martensitic precipitation hardening steel, Custom 455 stainless steel offers high strength combined with good corrosion resistance. Easily pliable in the annealed condition, Custom 455* can also be single aged to develop exceptionally high yield strength, combined with good ductility and toughness.
This stainless steel can be machined in the annealed condition, and welded similar to other precipitation hardening stainless steels.
Applications: Used where high strength and good corrosion resistance is required.
Solution Treating (Annealed): Condition A heat to 150/1550f (816/843c) and water quench. This is all that is required for aging, no hardening cycle is required.
Aging: Condition 900, H950, H1000, H1050, hold at four hours and air cool.