304/304L Deep Draw Quality Stainless Steel

Type 304 deep draw quality (304 DDQ) stainless steel is an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel that is used in special applications that require deep drawing and excellent formability. 304 DDQ also has an elevated nickel content that provides higher corrosion resistance.

304 DDQ Stainless Steel Specifications:

ASTM A240 for annealed condition
ASTM A666 for tempered material*

Composition per ASTM A240
Carbon .07 Max
Manganese 2.00 Max
Phosphorus .045 Max
Sulfur .030 Max
Silicon .75 Max
Chromium 17.50 – 19.50
Nickel 8.50 Min
Nitrogen 0.10 Max
Mechanical Properties (Annealed, Per ASTM A240)
UTS 75,000 ksi Min
Elongation % in 2″ 40.00 Min
Rockwell Hardness RB92.00 Max

* Tempered mechanical properties are available upon request.

304 DDQ Stainless Steel Applications:


  • Fuel tanks


  • Sinks and other domestic appliances

Magnetic Properties:

304 flat rolled stainless steel is generally non-magnetic and becomes slightly magnetic only when cold-worked.


304 deep draw quality stainless steel has great forming capabilities that allow for severe drawing applications.

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