Galling of stainless steel fasteners 17 May 2017

First Published: 24th August 2015

By Deepak Garg, Bossard expert team

Ref: FFT150824

The fasteners most commonly prone to galling when tightened are made of stainless steel, aluminium or titanium. Stainless steel fasteners are available in austenitic, ferritic and martensitic grades, with austenitic grades of stainless steel fasteners usually used in the industry. The stainless steel material has a chrome oxide layer, which protects it from corrosion.

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