Wire – NITRONIC® 32 Alloy (XM-28)

Wire – NITRONIC® 32 Alloy (XM-28)

NITRONIC® 32 Alloy (XM-28)

UNS S24100


Wire forms, racks/cages, screens, springs, concrete reinforcement, pole line hardware


NITRONIC 32® (XM-28) is a low nickel austenitic stainless steel often selected as an alternative to 304 stainless steel when higher strength and comparable corrosion resistance is necessary. The alloy’s high work hardening rate allows for increased strength while maintaining ductility. NITRONIC 32® can be readily hot worked or cold worked, with annealing recommended after severe cold forming.

Industries Supplied

Chemical Processing, Food Processing, Electric Power Distribution, Construction

Nominal Composition

C: 0.15 max
Mn: 11.0 -14.00
Si: 0.030 max
P: 0.060 max
S: 0.030 max
Ni: 0.50 – 2.50
Cr: 16.50 – 19.0
N: 0.20 – 0.45
Fe: Bal min

Physical Properties

Density: 0.280 lb/in3, (7.78 g/cm3)

Modulus of Elasticity (E):
At 70°F (20°C): 29.0 x 103 ksi (200 GPa)

Coefficient of Expansion:
10.3 µin/in-°F (70-1000°F)
18.56 µm/m-°C (25-538°C)

Electrical Resistivity: 27.6 µohm-in, (70.1 µohm-cm)

Thermal Conductivity: 83 Btu-in/ft2-hr-°F, 12.0 W/m-°C

Applicable Specifications

Wire & Bar: ASTM A313, A580, A276

Typical Mechanical Properties

  • Annealed
    • Heat Treatment: 1900-2050°F (1038-1121°C)
    • Tensile Strength: 120-140 ksi (827-965 MPa)
    • Suggested Operating Conditions: Up to 1100°F (593°C)
  • Spring Temper

    • Heat Treatment: Stress Relieve 750-950°F (400-510°C)
    • Tensile Strength: ≤.020” dia. 300-355 ksi (2070-2450 MPa)
      >.020” ≤.120” dia. 255-325 ksi (1760-2240 MPa)
      >.120” ≤.278” dia. 215-280 ksi (1480-1930 MPa)
      >.278” dia. 160-230 ksi (1105-1585 MPa)
    • Suggested Operating Conditions: Up to 550°F (260°C)

NITRONIC® is a registered trademark of AK Steel.

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