1998 Volume 38 Issue 7 Pages 739-743
The sticking behavior of several austenitic and ferritic stainless steels under the hot rolling conditions was examined in detail using a two disk type hot rolling simulator. The sticking of bare metal to roll surfaces was strongly dependent on the high temperature tensile strength and the oxidation resistance of the stainless steel. A steel having higher tensile strength and lower oxidation resistance exhibited better resistance against sticking. The sticking occurred in increasing severity in the order of 430J1L, 436L, 430 and 409L. It was clarified that a high speed steel (HSS) roll was more beneficial to prevent sticking compared to a Hi-Cr roll.