Introduction to Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is an iron and chromium alloy containing 10 to 30 percent chromium. it have excellent corrosion resistance, high strength and attractive appearance.

Information on Stainless Steel

CNC Machining MetalStainless Steel(1)Nitronic 60(218 SS)     Stainless Steel 15-5
Stainless Steel 17-4      Stainless Steel 18-8
Stainless Steel 304      Stainless Steel 316/316L
Stainless Steel 416        Stainless Steel 410
Stainless Steel 420     Stainless Steel 440C
High corrosion resistance
Good strength
Tough to machine
min +/-0.02mmFood processing equipment
Medical devices
industrial equipment
Sheet Metal FabricationStainless Steel(2)Stainless Steel 301, Stainless Steel 304, Stainless Steel 316/316LHigh corrosion resistance
Good strength and durability
Resistant to staining
min +/-0.1mmFood processing equipment
Medical equipment
Architectural panels
 Kitchen appliances

Available Stainless Steel Properties

Stainless TypeYield Strength(MPa)Elongation at Break (%)Hardness (Brinell)Density (g/cm³)Maximum Temp (°C)
Nitronic 60 (218 SS)450352808.0982
Stainless Steel 15-5760-1035a10-16277-3887.8482
Stainless Steel 17-41035-13805-15277-4447.8482
Stainless Steel 18-852030180-2008.0870
Stainless Steel 30421570123-2258.0870
SS 316/316L29030-50149-2208.0870
Stainless Steel 41665025170-2707.8760
Stainless Steel 41045025160-2807.8815
Stainless Steel 42065015200-3407.8760
Stainless Steel 440C1900-21002700-8007.8760

The values above are typical averages and could vary based on specific type.

Available surface finishing for Stainless Steel part

ImageCapabilitiesDescriptionApplicable toTexturePrice
As-machinedAs machined means the parts without any surface treatment after they get off the machines.All materialsn/aNone
Sanding and PolishingPolishing is a surface finishing process to create a smooth surface. With mechanical, chemical or electrochemical methods, polishing will reduce the surface roughness of the parts to get a bright and reflective surface.All materialsSmooth, glossy finish$$$$
Bead BlastingBead blasting use high speed jetted sand and iron shots to hit the surface of the workpiece. it will change the surface of part and improve the mechanical properties of part.Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel, Brass, Coppern/a$
Powder CoatingPowder coating is a surface finishing process that adhere dry powder on the surface of a meatal part.All metal materialsGlossy or Sand$$$
Black OxideBlack oxidation is a kind of chemical surface treatment. it is used for surface coating commonly because it can eliminate reflections.Steel, Stainless SteelSmooth, matte$$$
ElectroplatingElectroplating is the process of depositing a thin layer of metal matieral on metal substrate using electric current.Aluminum, steel, stainless steelSmooth, glossy finish$$$
BrushingThe brushing finish process is a surface treatment method that uses abrasive material to form lines on the surface of metal parts to achieve distinctive textured appearance.ABS, Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, Steeln/a$$
MarkingMarking is available in differnt types and different methods.All materialsn/a$$

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