Chrome Core® 18-FM

Chrome Core® 18-FM solenoid quality stainless is a soft magnetic ferritic material stabilized with columbium to provide improved corrosion resistance with optimum machinability and designed for operation in more corrosive environments than tolerated by 18% Cr-Fe 430 stainless. With corrosion resistance superior to that of 430 FR with generally similar magnetic properties, Chrome Core® 18-FM is available in the magnetically soft condition, requiring only machining for production of solenoid parts.

Type Analysis

  • Carbon (Maximum) 0.02
  • Phosphorus (Maximum) 0.02
  • Silicon (Maximum) 0.9
  • Nickel (Nominal) 0.2
  • Manganese (Maximum) 0.4
  • Sulfur (Maximum) 0.3
  • Chromium (Nominal) 17.5
  • Molybdenum (Nominal) 1.75
  • Iron (Nominal) Balance
  • Columbium/Niobium 0.25


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