Stainless steel presents special challenges to fabricators. For instance, welders must ensure that the stainless steel does not exceed the recommended temperature range, or else the material may develop defects, such as brittleness. This article discusses some of the options that welders can use to monitor the temperature of stainless steel as they weld it.
Temperature indicator sticks are devices that look like pens or crayons. A fabricator uses them to make a mark on the material whose temperature needs to be monitored.