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Non-Magnetic Alloys

NAS NM15M
A high-manganese austenitic stainless steel, NAS NM15M was developed by Nippon Yakin with a composition of 17Cr-15Mn-4Ni. Providing higher strength than conventional nonmagnetic austenitic stainless steels, NAS NM15M does not magnetize even if cold worked with force. Nippon Yakin supplies this product in plate, sheet and strip forms.

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Designation / Standard Chemical Composition Physical Properties Mechanical Properties Corrosion Resistance Heat Treatment Workability Applications

Designation / Standard
Nippon Yakin GradeASTMJIS NAS NM15M Back to top

Chemical Composition
NAS NM15M C Si Mn P S Ni Cr N Min 0.040 14.00 4.0016.500.30 Max0.0900.9015.000.0450.0154.6017.500.35 Back to top

Physical Properties

480 77 13.2 3010016.0 3030017.7 Coefficient of thermal expansion (10-6/) 3050019.2 3070020.3 Young's modulus (MPa) 19.6 x 104 Ferromagnetism None 1375-1410 Melting point () Specific heat (J/kgK) Specific resistivity (cm) Thermal conductivity (W/mK) Back to top

Mechanical Properties
NAS NM15M 0.2% proof stressTensile strengthElongationHardness (N/mm2) (N/mm2) (%) (HB) 390 690 30 240 Examples 0.2% proof stressTensile strengthElongationHardness (N/mm2) (N/mm2) (%) (HB) Cold-rolled sheet461 789 45 211 High-Temperature Strength 0.2% Yield strengthTensile strengthElongation (N/mm2) (N/mm2) (%) Room temp.411 796 55 358 679 57 100 259 619 47 200 231 607 47 300 221 575 47 400 191 534 42 500 187 468 36 600 168 371 28 700 151 269 24 800 90 148 39 900 34 74 62 1000

Work Hardening Properties

Magnetic Permeability Even when cold working is applied, there is no variation in the magnetic permeability, and NAS NM15M does not become magnetized.

Age Hardening Behavior After cold-rolling, the hardness of NAS NM15M can be raised to between 50 and 70 HV with heat treatment between 300 and 500.

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Corrosion Resistance
Just as with the standard austenitic stainless steel SUS 304, the corrosion resistance of NAS NM15M remains powerful even after strong cold working. Evaluation of Pitting Corrosion Resistance Solution-treated0.34 V 60% cold-rolled0.31 V 5% NaCl, 30 Weather Resistance in Salt Spray Test

Solution-treatedNo rusting 60% cold-rolledNo rusting 5% NaCl, 35 for 7 days Back to top

Heat Treatment
NAS NM15M exhibits an austenite structure similar to austenitic stainless steels, and the heat treatment is similar. The typical heat treatment is as follows:

Solution treatment 1050-1150 Rapid cooling

Workability
Although NAS NM15M can be worked hot or cold nearly identically to austenitic stainless steels, it should be remembered that NAS NM15M is stronger in both hot and cold working.

Applications
Non-magnetic springs, gaskets, electronic components, and other components where magnetism is not desired. Request Quote