Stainless steel is the abbreviation of stainless and acid resistant steel. It belongs to metal alloy and can conduct electricity. Due to the different alloy composition of different stainless steels, all electrical conductivity will change according to the composition. However, the conductivity of stainless steel metal alloys is roughly the same as that of iron, which is worse than that of copper. Stainless steel can be used as a conductor for discharging static electricity and resisting high temperature and high heat. It is not suitable to be used as a conductor for conveying large current.
Characteristics of stainless steel
Stainless steel is resistant to weak corrosive media such as air, heat, steam and water and has rust resistance. The corrosion resistance of stainless steel decreases with the increase of carbon content. Generally speaking, the hardness of stainless steel is higher than that of aluminum alloy, and the cost is higher than that of aluminum alloy. Stainless steel is often divided into the main types according to the microstructure: ferritic steel, martensitic steel, austenitic steel and precipitation hardening stainless steel. （BuXiuGangDaoDianMe）