It is a common misconception that stainless steel is stronger than regular steel. In fact, due to thelow carbon content, stainless steel cannot be hardened. Therefore when compared with regularsteel it is slightly stronger than an un-hardened (grade 2) steel fastener but significantly weakerthan hardened steel fasteners.
Stainless steel is also much less magnetic than regular steel fasteners though some grades will beslightly magnetic.
Stainless steel applications:
• Corrosion resistant
• Aesthetic and decorative applications
• Steam applications
• Medical applications
• Ship building industry
• Electrical and Electronic industry
• Aerospace applications
• Precision Fastenal solutions