I am not up on the tecno data, but I thought all stainless steel is non-magnetic.
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Chromium is the element that make`s stainless steel stainless or corotion resistant. Stainless steels are iron-chromium alloys (most have a low carbon content) that contain at least 11% chromium. The level is the content at which effective resistance to atmospheric corrosion begins. Other compositions , Nickle, Manganese, Molybdenum, Silicone, Sulfer.
Remember Stainless has many different types 200,300,400 each series has several different types say 301,302,302b,304,304l,305,308, ext. ext. all have a diferent makeup for many different applications. Stainless, brass,aluminium all are non ferrous or non magnetic family even thought they do have a little iron content. As Riffer said stainless can become magntic once worked at once cold worked and would need to be annealed to be brought back to a non magnetic state. David
Riffer, thanks for those URL's, and my education! I only have had experience with stainless steel used for other than electronic purposes. I collected knives at one point, so I'm familiar with various types of steel. I checked, and all of my stainless steel blades ARE magnetic. Actually, did you know that a high carbon steel blade will hold a better edge than a stainless steel blade?
Sean, I'm going to have to carry a magnet with me, and check out those solid steel car antennas...hope that I don't get arrested for attempted auto theft :-)
Trivia - stainless steel was discovered at a plant in northern Indiana. Test alloys were stored outside, one day a janitor got curious and asked why a particular piece of steel that had been out in the weather for quite a while wasn't rusted. Doubt that his name made it on the patent though.
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Carefull, what people think is stainless steel is often just chrome electroplated steel. Ex. some cutlery and antennae on automobiles. That might explain the "magnetic" qualities of some "stainless steels". It is mostly the nickel in stainless steel that give it its "non-corrosion" properties. Nickel is non-ferrous (obviously!) and non-magnetic.