Stainless steel is a type of alloy steel that contains at least 10.5% chromium, making it highly resistant to corrosion. Its ability to withstand corrosion is attributed to the formation of a naturally occurring, very thin, and invisible layer of chromium-rich oxide on its surface. This layer adheres tightly to the metal and offers excellent protection against various corrosive substances. Moreover, it can swiftly repair itself when exposed to oxygen, and any damage caused by abrasion, cutting, or machining is promptly restored.
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