Stainless Steel 301 1/4 Hard (AMS 5517)

Technical Data Sheet

Grade 301 is a 17% Chromium / 7% Nickel austenitic stainless steel. It is supplied in a range of different conditions/tempers depending on the level of strength required. It has good resistance to atmosphere corrosion and its bright attractive surface make it an excellent choice for decorative structural applications.

Resistance to Corrosion & Oxidation
Grade 301 has good resistance to oxidation at temperatures up to 1550°F, but is not recommend for use above 1600°F. 301 is resistance to a variety of corrosive media. However, it's corrosion resistance properties are not as good as the 18-8 chromium-nickel steels and its susceptibility to carbide precipitation during welding restricts its use in many applications in favour of 304/304L alloy. The mechanical properties for the different tempers of 301 are obtained by cold working and not by heat treating. 301 1/4 Hard (AMS 5517) material has a miniumum tensile strength of 125ksi and is used in the fabrication of parts that require moderate drawing or forming.

Chemical Composition Limits
Weight% C Si Mn P + S max Cr Ni Cu Mo Fe
AMS 5517
301 1/4 Hard
0.15 max 1.00 max 2.0 max 0.040 P
0.030 S
16-18 6-8 0.75 max 0.75 max Bal

Typical Mechanical Properties


Condition Tensile Strength Min 0.2% Yield Strength Min Elongation % in 2" (50.8mm) Hardness HRC
MPa Ksi MPa
AMS 5901
301 Annealed
75 515 30 205 40 92 HRB
AMS 5517
301 1/4 Hard
125 862 75 517 25 25
AMS 5518
301 1/2 Hard
150 1,034 110 758 18 32
AMS 5902
301 3/4 Hard
175 1,207 125 931 12 37
AMS 5519
301 Full Hard
185 1,276 140 965 9 41

Availability: 301 1/4 Hard is available in sheet and strip. View stock list for further information (Foil Stock List, Sheet Stock List, Plate Stock List.) for all availability contact Sales.

Related Specifications
AMS 5901 301 Annealed Stainless Steel sheet and strip, cold rolled, 75ksi min (MIL-S-5059)
AMS 5518 301 1/2 Hard Stainless Steel sheet and strip, cold rolled, 150ksi min (MIL-S-5059)
AMS 5902 301 3/4 Hard Stainless Steel sheet and strip, cold rolled, 175ksi min (MIL-S-5059)
AMS 5519 301 Full Hard Stainless Steel sheet and strip, cold rolled, 185ksi min (MIL-S-5059)
UNS S30100

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