Alloys and Materials
SS Stainless Steel
High tensile strength chromium/carbon steel alloy (various compositions) provides for good corrosion and stain resistance, second in hardness only to DUMOSTAR™ Note: stainless steel can rust under some circumstances.
NM-SS Non-magnetic Stainless Steel
Same properties of stainless steel with additional nickel to create the non-magnetic characteristic.
Flexible tips, non-magnetic, light weight (33% less than stainless steel alloys), durable, low particle shedding compared to stainless steel, extremely acid and stain resistant, hypoallergenic. Good for use around sensitive electronics or high magnetic fields. Will resist temperatures in excess of 400°C. Rockwell 36.
CS Carbon Steel
Very durable, hard material that is less flexible and more brittle than DS, SS and Ti. Highly magnetic, will stain and rust easily. Rockwell 60.