Effect of cold working
Metals and alloys with a high melting point can typically be strengthened through the process of cold working. Our tube mill employs cold working techniques to reshape the metal to a new size or thickness, making it harder and stronger in the process. These high quality tubes can be purchased in coiled or straight lengths. The chart below demonstrates the extent to which cold working can improve the hardness, strength and stress resistance of our austenitic stainless steel tubes.
Effect of cold working on the mechanical properties of an austenitic stainless steel