Stainless Steel AM-335

Principal Design Features

This alloy is a heat treatable austenitic/ martensitic alloy (depending on heat treatment) that brings together the strength of heat treatable martensitic grades with the corrosion resistance of some of the chromium nickel austenitic grades. It is similar to AM 350 with the exception of a slight increase in Carbon and decrease in Chromium.


Generally employed in applications under 1000 F where a combination of corrosion resistance and strength are required such as industrial cutters and knives and a variety of valve and gas turbine components.


Despite what some machinists refer to as “gummy” chips and a rather high work hardening rate, this alloy can be successfully machined using practices employed on high strength stainless steels. Sharp tooling, slow speeds, positive feeds and adequate lubricant is recommended.


This alloy can be successfully welded using all common methods with the notable exception of Oxyacetylene. While preheating the weld piece is not required, it is recommended that the material be annealed after welding to reattain maximum properties. For best strength at elevated temperature a filler metal should be chosen that is of similar chemistry.

Hot Working

Hot work should commence after heating to 2150 F(1177 C). Finish at 1800 F(982 C).

Cold Working

Best results are found in working the material in the annealed condition where its characteristics are not unlike 300 series stainless steels. Radical deformation will be limited by its high work hardening rate and the formation of martensite. Material in


Soak at 1850-1950 F, rapid quench.


Double Aging– Soak material at 1350-1400 F(732-760 C) for 3 hours, cool to room temperature and then soak at 825-875 F(440-468 C) for 3 hours and air cool.


Sub Zero Cooling–Soak material for 3-4 hours at -100 F(-73 C) followed by tempering at 850 F(454 C),{for maximum strength}, or 1000 F(538 C),{for maximum corrosion resistance and toughness} for 3-4 hours.


Either sub zero or double aging can be employed in hardening this material. Before hardening by either method the material should be prepared by rapid cooling from 1710 F(932 C).

Density: 0.287

Specific Gravity: 7.92

Specific Heat: 0.11

Electrical Resistivity: 474

MoETensile: 29.4


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