NITRONIC 60 is a natural stainless material for fastening systems. With an elevated yield strength (almost twice that of 304 and 316) in the annealed condition, it will take higher forces than popular stainless steels. This strengthening is primarily through the addition of Nitrogen to the composition. With the additions of Silicon and Manganese the material resists galling much better than these grades as well. These additions in essence help the inherent lubricity of the alloy and when coupled with the higher strength means that it will take higher stress before stretching or galling and tearing the thread.