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Microstructure of Stainless Steels

AISI 416 – Microstructure of 416 free free-machining martensitic stainless steel in the quenched and tempered condition. Etched with Vilella’s reagent. Original at 1 100X. Note the gray 00X. elongated sulfide inclusions and the elongated “stringers” of de delta ferrite (white, see lta arrows). The matrix is tempered martensite.


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