Stainless steel directly from stock
Austenitic steels 1.4401 and 1.4435 exhibit excellent corrosion resistance with an increasing alloy content. They include 1.4301, 1.4303, 1.4404, 1.4571, 1.4541 and 1.4539. The high deformability of austenites enables both hot and cold working. Even at low temperatures, austenitic steel exhibits high notch impact machining values.
Corrosion resistant steels alloyed with the addition of nickel are featured in our stock assortment with a range of martensite structure ageing variants provided by the various qualities of 1.4542 and 1.4548 and their internationally standardised "steel grades" designated 15-5 PH (UNS S15500) and 17-4 PH (UNS S17400) adding to the general properties of martensite stainless steel. The consumption properties can be influenced in the solution annealed (+A) condition with a maximum hardness of 363 HB (approx. 39HRC) or in the ageing stages P930/P960/P1070 (DIN EN) or H1150/ H1100/H1025 (ASTM), depending on the application.
You can purchase stainless steel blanks from us in a range of dimensions, e.g. sawn from forged bars, round steel and rolled plates. We would be more than happy to provide you with an individual quote.
ASTM Type 303
ASTM A182 F6NM
ASTM A564-89 15-5PH
ASTM A564-89 17-4PH
ASTM A564-89 17-4PH
Further processing of stainless steel
We currently have approximately 30 grades of stainless steel in stock. The steel can be further processed to your dimensions upon request. We can provide you with the complete package from sawing to milling. Contact us now to receive more information. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a free quote.
The most important questions and answers about stainless steel:
Which stainless steel grades have ferromagnetic properties?
The magnetic properties of high-alloy steels depend on microstructure. There are the stainless steel grades 1.4057, 1.4112, 1.4313, 1.4542, 1.4548, 17-4PH, 1.4006, 1.4021, 1.4024, 1.4028, 1.4031, 1.4034, 1.4104, 1.4122, 1.4125, 1.4418, 1.4923, 1.4903 and 1.4713 with ferromagnetic properties in our stock in store. All other grades are mainly austenitic, with or without minor amounts of ferrite, and are either weakly magnetic or wholly nonmagnetic.
How is the chemical composition of stainless steels?
At first steel grades are defined with the five main elements: carbon, silicon, manganese, sulpur and phosphorus.
The wide range of stainless (high-alloyed) steels contain elements like chromium, nickel, molybdenum additionaly. These elements are exhibiting many useful properties than "normal" carbon steels.
How could you identify stainless steels?
Stainless steels are used in special applications, for instance exhibiting high resistance to corrosion.
When is stainless steel melting?
The melting point of stainless steels designates the defined solidus temperature according to the iron-carbon diagram or at a multi-component system. The range of melting temperatures depend on the chemical composition is located between 1400°C to 1500°C approximately. The melting point of pure ferrit is above on approximate 1538°C.
In which cases is stainless steel corroded?
When the attack by environmental conditions is stronger than passivation layer, it is possible to have corroded stainless steels. See for instance the possibility of film rust formation.
How is stainless steel to clean?
Stainless steel is cleaning by pickling/etching, grinding or polishing on its surface.
How much heat is possible for stainless steel?
Stainless steel shall be resistant in a range of temperatures between 300°C up to 1200°C.
How much I have to pay to get stainless steel?
Stainless steels are more expensive than carbon steels, mostly. It costs depend on it´s chemical composition and have to calculate according to several producing processes and composition.
There are stainless steels which could be hardened?
There are stainless steels for quench and temper without austenitic microstructure at room temperature.
There are stainless steels as wide flat steel bars?
Wide flat steels are for general structuring and stainless steels are not suitable in these application.