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Texture Development in Ferritic Stainless Steel Sheet

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Two grades of ferritic stainless steels (495 and 410.types) containing about 13 % chromium have been processed by cold rolling with intermediate and final anneals. The development of textures has been followed and the plastic anisotropy of the annealed sheet has been assessed. Processing conditions for the development of anisotropy favourable for deep drawing applications have been defined for the 405 type stainless steel. The evolution of the favourable {554} 〈225〉 texture component appears to be progressive throughout the processing. It is particularly well-developed after two moderate cold rolling reductions of about 70 % and a final anneal at 850–900°C. Differences between the 405 and 410 steels have been attributed to differences present in the early stages of processing.

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