Stainless Steel

Introduction to Stainless Steel

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Stainless steel is the low carbon steel that offers many properties that are sought after for industrial applications. Stainless steel typically contains a minimum of 10% chromium by weight.

 

The material properties associated with stainless steel have made it a popular metal within a broad range of industries, including construction, automotive, aerospace and more. Within these industries, Stainless steel is versatile and is an effective choice for many applications.

Information of Stainless Steel

 

Features Info
Subtypes

303, 304L, 316L, 410, 416, 440C, etc

Process

CNC machining, injection molding, sheet metal fabrication

Tolerance

With drawing: as low as +/- 0.005 mm No drawing: ISO 2768 medium

Applications

Industrial applications, fittings, fasteners, cookware, medical devices

Finishing Options

Black Oxide, Electropolishing, ENP, Media Blasting, Nickel Plating, Passivation, Powder Coating, Tumble Polishing, Zinc Plating

Available Stainless Steel Subtypes

Subtypes

Yield Strength

Elongation at Break

Hardness Density

Maximum Temp

303 Stainless Steel 35,000 psi 42.5% Rockwell B95 0.29 lbs / cu. in. 2550° F
304L Stainless Steel 30,000 psi 50% Rockwell B80 (medium) 0.29 lbs / cu. in. 1500° F
316L Stainless Steel 30,000 psi 39% Rockwell B95 0.29 lbs / cu. in. 1500° F
410 Stainless Steel 65,000 psi 30% Rockwell B90 0.28 lbs / cu. in. 1200° F
416 Stainless Steel 75,000 psi 22.5% Rockwell B80 0.28 lbs / cu. in. 1200° F
440C Stainless Steel 110,000 psi 8% Rockwell C20 0.28 lbs / cu. in. 800° F

 

Surface Finishes for Your Choosing

Name Description Materials Color Texture Link
surface finish brushing
Brushing Brushing is a surface treatment process in which abrasive belts are used to draw traces on the surface of a material, usually for aesthetic purposes. ABS, Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, Steel n/a Stain Learn more
surface finish bead blast

Bead Blasting

Bead blasting results in parts with a smooth surface with a matte texture. Used mainly for visual applications and can be followed by other surface treatments.

ABS, Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, Steel

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surface finish powder coating
Powder Coating Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. Unlike conventional liquid paint which is delivered via an evaporating solvent, powder coating is typically applied electrostatically and then cured under heat or with ultraviolet light. Aluminum

Black, any RAL code or Pantone number

Gloss or semi-gloss

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surface finish painting
Painting Painting involves spraying a layer of paint onto the surface of the part. Colors can be matched to a Pantone color number of the customer’s choosing, while finishes range from matte to gloss to metallic. Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel Custom Gloss, semi-gloss, flat, metallic, textured Learn more
surface finish polishing
Polishing

Ranging from Ra 0.8~Ra0.1, polishing processes use an abrasive material to rub the part’s surface to make the shine more less shiny, depending on your requirements.

All materials

 n/a

Smooth, glossy finish

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