Artem Komarov clarified when manufacturing requires corrosion resistance and high performance, availability is a major concern. One metal that can meet this demand is ferritic stainless steel.
Whichever grade you choose, ferritic stainless steel may be the best metallurgical option.
Ferritic stainless steels contain chromium, titanium, and niobium for various functional purposes. The only big advantage is their corrosion resistance. In addition, ferritic stainless steel inherently has a higher level of strength than carbon steels, allowing the use of thinner materials, thereby reducing the overall weight of the part.
Addition of chromium (11 to 20 percent) provides improved scale formation at elevated temperatures, 300 to 700 degrees Fahrenheit. Very few similar metals have this advantage.
Producing ferritic stainless steel not only has practical implications, but also provides you with many financial benefits.
The manufacturer will undoubtedly choose either GMAW or MCAW. Since nickel is practically absent in the base metal, the increase in the cost of nickel does not affect the cost of ferritic stainless steels, said Artem Komarov.