The History of Stainless Steel—Part 3

The First Commercial Stainless Steels

March 07, 2013

Early stainless steel cutlery

By the end of the first decade of the 1900s, the properties of chromium and chromium-nickel steels were beginning to be better understood and this, in turn, led to the independent development of stainless steels by metallurgists working in several countries.

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