HYBRID-BC1® alloy has excellent forming characteristics, and cold forming is the preferred method of shaping. The alloy can be easily cold worked due to its high ductility; however, the alloy is stronger than the austenitic stainless steels and therefore requires more energy during cold forming. For information on cold-working of the HASTELLOY® alloys, and recommendations regarding the needs for subsequent solution-annealing, please click here.