KVA STAINLESS™ processing technology can benefit any market segment where component weight, strength and corrosion resistance are critical issues, providing a superior alternative to existing steels or alloys.
Martensitic stainless steel processed with KVA STAINLESS™ technology exhibits excellent mechanical properties such as specific strength, stiffness, toughness, and fatigue performance, combined with increased corrosion resistance, providing an ideal, cost-effective, material for selected applications that require these characteristics.
KVA STAINLESS™ martensitic stainless steel processing method overcomes the conventional limitations of high-speed welding air-hardenable martensitic stainless steels, eliminating cold-cracking of the weld zone under mechanical straining and forming, yielding new possibilities for market participants to now utilize this material.
Components produced using KVA STAINLESS™ processed martensitic stainless steel can be easily fabricated in the annealed state and then hardened to produce complex high-strength components, reducing fabricating costs.
Stainless Steel tubes and pipes can be fabricated at a reduced price using KVA STAINLESS™ processing technology. Martensitic stainless steel seam-welded tubing and piping will have consistent properties throughout, replacing costly high-performance specialty alloy tubing while maintaining performance and reducing both production and material costs.