Type301 stainless steel is an austenitic stainless steel with a nominal composition of 17 percent chromium and 7 percent nickel, which provides good strength and ductility when cold worked. It also has excellent corrosion resistance properties. Type301 stainless steel is well suited to welding, forming, and drawing. This high strength grade of steel is available in several conditions or tempers.

Chemical Properties


Mechanical Properties

Grade/TemperTensile Strength
ksi (min.)
Yield Strength 0.2%
ksi (min.)
Elongation -% in 50 mm (min.)
301 1/41257525
301 1/215011018
301 Full Hard1851409

Physical Properties

Denstiy lbm/in3Coefficient of
Thermal Expansion (min/in)-°F
Electrical Resistivity mW-in Thermal Conductivity BTU/hr-ft-°FMelting Range
0.299.2( at 68 – 212°F ); 10.4( at 68 – 932°F ); 10.9( at 68 – 1450°F )28.3( at 68°F ); 30.7( at 212°F ); 33.8( at 392°F ); 39.4( at 752°F ); 43.7( at 1112°F ); 47.6( at 1472°F )9.4( at 68 – 212°F)2550-2590°F

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