Step 2: Defining a search criteria
To define the search criteria, you select USA(ASTM) from the country/standard's pop-up list. To select stainless steels, you check Stainless steel check box.
In order to define yield stress and tensile stress values, check Yield stress and Tensile stress criteria, thus enabling fields for values. Then enter 450 for minimum yield stress value and 650 for minimum and 750 for maximum tensile stress value.
After you click Submit button, KEY to METALS will find all ASTM stainless steels that fulfil given criteria and display them in the list.
Among hundreds ASTM stainless steels, search engine selects materials that fulfil given criteria in a few seconds! Imagine how much time you will need if you use books.
Step 3: Selecting a material from the list of the results
Selecting materials by value of mechanical property generally results in a list of steel materials that satisfy given criteria. Depending on criteria you gave, this list can be quite large (up to 2000 materials), so it is displayed in pages. By using navigation buttons, you can navigate through the pages, jump to the beginning or the end of the list or go to a specific page.
If you are interested in properties of some specific material from the list, you can click on its designation. In order to find out how to view material properties, please refer to steps 4, 5 and 6 of Tour 1.