Sandvik 15R10 is an austenitic chromium-nickel (CrNi) stainless steel used as a base material for Sandvik coated strip steel. The product is particularly suited to many types of electric load carrying spring applications, such as contact springs and tactile domes.
Sandvik 15R10 is characterized by good corrosion resistance, mechanical strength and excellent fatigue and relaxation properties, as well as superior contact properties and/or solderability, achieved through the right choice of coating layer.
EN Number: 1.4310
EN Name: X 10 CrNi 18-8
Chemical composition (nominal)
|0.05 - 0.15||≤1.50||≤2.00||≤0.045||≤0.015||16.00 - 19.00||6.00 - 9.50||≤0.80||≤0.11|
Sandvik Santronic 15R10 is a suitable material for high strength components that require electronic conduction on or close to the surface. Typical applications include contact springs, tactile domes and various EMC shielding components, such as fingerstocks and shielding boxes.
Good corrosion resistance is extremely important in spring applications to ensure that spring properties are not impaired. Sandvik Santronic 15R10 is based on an austenitic stainless steel substrate, which gives good corrosion protection in most spring applications. Compared with other low alloyed spring steel Sandvik Santronic 15R10 offers superior performance. However, all austenitic steels of this type are susceptible to stress corrosion cracking (SCC) when in contact with chloride-containing solutions at elevated temperatures.
Forms of supply
Sandvik Santronic 15R10 is supplied, as standard, in the cold rolled condition with a coating on either one or both sides and shipped in coils.
The following thicknesses and widths can be supplied as standard.
|0.04 - 0.8||0.0016 - 0.0315||6 - 650||0.24 - 25.6|
Sandvik Santronic 15R10 strip is normally supplied with a bright, cold rolled finish. Different surface brightness levels at intervals between 20-60% (reflectance value measured at a 60o angle in compliance with DIN 67530) can be supplied to meet individual customer requirements.
|Sandvik surface class||Class limits, Ra||Class mean, Ra|
|Y6||0.2 - 0.5||0.008 - 0.020||0.32||0.013|
|Y7||0.1 - 0.25||0.004 - 0.010||0.16||0.006|
|Y8||< 0.125||< 0.005||0.08||0.003|
* Other tensile strength levels available on request.
Density: 7.9 g/cm3, 0.29 lb/in3
Resistivity: 0.8 μΩm (31.5 μΩin.)
Specific heat capacity: 500 J/kg °C (at 20°C/68°F)
Modulus of elasticity (x103): 185 MPa, 26 825 ksi (at 20°C/68°F)
|Temperature, °C||per °C||Temperature, °F||per °F|
|20 - 100||15.5||68 - 200||8.5|
|20 - 200||16||68 - 400||9|
|20 - 300||16.5||68 - 550||9|
|Temperature, °C||W/m °C||Temperature, °F||Btu/ft h °F|