Is hardening stainless steel necessary?

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  1. kaiki
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    Hi everyone,

    I'm posting this into the non-sense section because it doesn't make much sense to most people to harden stainless steel even further to improve properties such as wear resistance. As most people know, stainless steel is quite hard and wear resistant already. Of course it depends on which type of stainless steel you're talking about. But most stainless steel grades range from ~ 200 - 240 HB (in comparison, Brinell Hardness of gold, a rather soft metal, is around 180 HV). Also stainless steel is supposed to be very wear resistant and hardly ever rust. But then I came across this website which states that stainless steel can/should be further hardened. But HOW necessary is that? And in which cases should it be done?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Hunter The 47 Ronin

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    Mechanical stuffs are too advance for me :(
     
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    That's too bad. I would've liked to discuss this :D If you want to learn more, I could maybe recommend some sources to you?
     
  4. It's thug murder
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    in what application is the stainless steel being used?
     

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