ASSDA is excited to have released the eighth edition of its Australian Stainless Reference Manual.

Often referred to as the 'stainless steel bible', the Australian Stainless Reference Manual is an industry guide and comprehensive resource to stainless steel.

An indispensable guide to stainless steel, the Reference Manual opens with a useful introduction to the material, contains a wealth of technical information, guidance on relevant national and international standards, and extensive glossary of stainless steel terminology and a full listing of ASSDA members, ASSDA Accredited Fabricators and their services. Technical sections of the manual include valuable information on:

  • Properties and performance
  • Grade selection
  • Surface finishes
  • Design
  • Fabrication
  • Product specifications
  • Conversion tables

A well respected industry publication, the Reference Manual has assisted specifiers, fabricators and end users of stainless steel in Australia for over a decade. Currently being published every 5 years, the Reference Manual is an essential guide for anyone connected with the building, manufacturing and design industries.


2020 Reference Manual costs
Book or PDF - $85 members* / $160 non-members (+ postage and handling where required)
Book and PDF version - $100 members* / $175 non-members (+ postage and handling)

*Please note all ASSDA Members will receive a number of free copies depending on your level of membership.

To order your copy of the 2020 Australian Stainless Reference Manual, please complete the product order form and return to ASSDA.


Why Join ASSDA?

ASSDA has a single purpose – to increase consumption of stainless steels in Australia. Make the connection. Be part of a world-class association and benefit from ASSDA’s commitment to industry market growth, access its technical support network, training and skills development, and various publications.