304 stainless steel 18 8 304 sTAINLESS VS. 18/8 - Metal and Metallurgy engineering ...
Jul 07, 2010 · Yes. 304 has 8.0% minimum nickel. It is allowed to have up to 10.4 but you get more only if you specifically pay for the expensive extra amount. 18/8 is merely a nickname for 304. It was also the nickname for the outdated 302. Europeans started calling it 18/10, still a nickname, when they also knew it seldom, if ever, had that much nickel.
nmiltner; Normally, grades of stainless steel are identified by number prefix 2,3,4xx. The "18/8" means nothing other than a generic classification...You are correct in your statements. 18/8 is still used by component suppliers as a materials designation for Type 304 sst. But as you state, 18/8...as you can see in this publication, htt p://eu ro-inox.or g/pdf/map/ What_is_St ainless_St eel_EN.pdf , 304 is often referred to 18/8 or 18/10...Am I wrong in thinking that the Nickel content of a 304 is higher than 18/8? In my experience, 18/8, 17/4, 15/5 etc refers to chromium/nickel. Sinc...Yes. 304 has 8.0% minimum nickel. It is allowed to have up to 10.4 but you get more only if you specifically pay for the expensive extra amount. 18...410SS vs. 316SS vs. Something else? - eng-tipsSep 26, 2012Black Oxide 18/8 Vs. 316 Stainless - Corrosion engineering ...Sep 29, 2006See more results