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Powder Metallurgy High Nitrogen Stainless Steel



Frank S. Biancaniello, Rodney D. Jiggetts, Richard E. Ricker, Stephen D. Ridder


High Nitrogen Stainless Steels (HNSS) are a class of materials that possess a unique combination of outstanding strength, ductility, and corrosion properties. In this paper we report on the advantages of producing these materials via inert gas atomization and HIP consolidation. The high homogeneity and microstructural refinement of Powder Metallurgy (PM) processing was employed to produce a series of HNSS alloys with enhanced nitrogen solubility that possess mechanical and corrosion properties that are as good as or better than previously reported results. The high nitrogen solubility was achieved using alloy chemistry modifications and atmospheric nitrogen pressures. A model was generated by utilizing our own database of measured chemistry and property data that predict nitrogen content and phase stability. Microstructure, mechanical properties, and corrosion properties are presented as a function of alloy content.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on High Nitrogen Steels
s. 318-320
Conference Dates
May 1, 1998
Conference Location
Stockholm, SW
Conference Title
International Conference on High Nitrogen Steels


austenitic stainless steel, high nitrogen steel, improved structural and corrosion proper, modeling, phase stability, pitting corrosion


Biancaniello, F. , Jiggetts, R. , Ricker, R. and Ridder, S. (1999), Powder Metallurgy High Nitrogen Stainless Steel, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on High Nitrogen Steels, Stockholm, SW, [online], (Accessed June 20, 2024)


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Created December 1, 1999, Updated February 17, 2017