Stainless Steels: An Introduction and Their Recent Developments

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Stainless Steels: An Introduction and Their Recent Developments explains issues related to surface treatment, grain refinement, coloration, defect detection and powder metallurgy of stainless steels ...
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Colouration of Stainless Steels

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Joseph Ki Leuk Lai, Kin Ho Lo and Chan Hung Shek


In quite a number of applications, stainless steels are chosen for their aesthetic appeal. Besides being shiny, the fact that many colours may be imparted to stainless steels adds to their popularity, especially in the construction industry. This chapter covers the basics of colouration of stainless steels and the various techniques for achieving different colours.


Colouration, INCO method, electrochemical colouring, laser colouring, oxidation, coating, current pulse method, potential pulse method, colour tone, one-step colouration, two-step colouring.


City University of Hong Kong.