Sidenor Stainless Steel 304 is an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel that is non-temperable, non-magnetic, type 18-8. It has a good ductility, even at low temperatures, being appropriate for cryogenic applications. Its resistance to oxidation extends to 850 ºC. This steel has a good degree of conformability in cold, and its hardening is greater than non-alloy steels, demanding larger conformation efforts. The scale that is present in hot conformation, in thermal treatment or in welding processes should be removed via pickling or machining to prevent jeopardizing the corrosion resistance. Machining should be carried out using high speed steel or hard metal tools that have been well cooled. In its soluble state, it may present SLIGHTmagnetism which increases with cold deformation.