Re: [CR]Stainless Steel Failures

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Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 08:37:35 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
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Subject: Re: [CR]Stainless Steel Failures
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Andrew Gillis wrote:
> Lastly (vintage content!), I was told years ago that Reynolds 753
> obtained its improved tensile strength because additional carbon was
> added to the formulation, in addition to the heat treating process.

A Reynolds rep told me many years ago that the formulation of 753 was identical to 531; the difference being the thinner walls and heat treatment in 753.


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA