Stainless Steel fasteners are used in varied industrial applications, owing to their distinguished corrosion resistance, aesthetic appearance and cost effectiveness. Stainless steel fasteners have medium strength and high corrosion resistance in comparison to carbon and alloy steel fasteners. Stainless steel fasteners can be easily cold forged and hot forged. Stainless steel fasteners have high aesthetic value and are often used without any coating.
Stainless Steel covers a vast range of alloys categorized into 3 main groups; Austenitic, Ferritic & Martensitic. Apart from these, more advance form of stainless steel was developed in past few decades called Duplex Stainless Steel and Super Duplex Stainless Steel.