A286 Stainless Steel is a Ni-Cr austenitic precipitation-hardened iron-based steel that is one of the original superalloys. As a result of its status as a superalloy, A286 has been used for applications requiring high strength and corrosion resistance up to 1,300°F (704°C), and for cryogenic applications. Because of its relatively low alloy content and low-cost formulation it is an excellent choice for mainly Aerospace applications. This super alloy is produced by vacuum induction melting (VIM), coupled with vacuum arc (VAR) or electroslag (ESR) remelting.
Some companies list A286 under Nickel and some companies list A286 under Stainless Steel. Ultimately, A286 is an iron-nickel-chromium alloy with additions of molybdenum and titanium making it a super alloy that is in between those categories. As one of the austenitic alloys it maintains good strength and oxidation resistance at temperatures up to 1300ºF. Due to its high strength and excellent fabrication characteristics it performs like a Nickel alloy but has a similar density to that of Stainless Steel. Because of these characteristics, A286 is one of the most popular high temperature alloys.
A286 Round Bar diameters range from 0.125″ to 14.00″ diameter.