Martensitic stainless steels can be heat treated to very high strengths – exceeding that of other advanced engineering alloys. Tensile strengths in excess of 1400 MPa (200 ksi) are easily achieved with KVA STAINLESS™ low-distortion thermal processing methods.
KVA STAINLESS™ Martensitic Stainless Steels (MS2™) are stronger than:
The high tensile strength of martensitic stainless steel, with excellent toughness, allows for increased product strength, mass reduction and improved durability. Unique to MS2™ post-formed, then hardened structures, as compared to work-hardened materials, KVA STAINLESS™ hardening heat treatment "erases" all prior deformation history. This "resets" the microstructure, enabling very high strengths with improved ductility.