1989 Volume 29 Issue 1 Pages 64-73
The effects of cold-rolling and annealing processes on texture and plastic anisotropy of copper-containing austentic stainless steel sheets were studied. This study has shown that a cold-rolled and annealed sheet with improved drawability can be produced without annealing aftere hot-rolling. The improved drawability was attributed to the strong texture around (112)  orientation. On the other hand, a cold-rolled and annealed sheet with low earing percentage and reasonable drawability has been obtained by the use of a proper combination of intermediate annealing and rolling reduction in the second stage cold-rolling. The rolling texture of this copper-containing austenitic stainless steel cold-rolled at room temperature consists mainly of (112), (110), (146) and (110) type orientations. The annealing texture of this steel is composed of (112), (123), and (113) type orientations. The 45° ears observed in the cold-rolled and annealed sheets may be associated with the texture concentrated around (112) and (123).