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Applications and Benefits of Stainless Steel Castings

 

In any project, there is always a type of metal that is suitable whether it is used for architectural design, residential or commercial construction, and other types of metal works. Today, stainless steel is widely used in different applications and industries. Stainless steel contains chromium that produces a thin layer of oxide on the surface of the steel to prevent corrosion. Stainless steel can withstand extremes of temperature, with great strength, and resistance to corrosion. The three main types of stainless steel include austenitic, martensitic, and ferritic with varying characteristics.

 

In oil, gas, and chemical industries, stainless steel are used as metals for tanks, pumps, pipes, and valves. Stainless steel is usually used to reinforce bars for construction and building projects, and used for automotive industry's exhaust system as it handles high temperature and it is resistant to corrosion. Stainless steel is cost-efficient and has longer service life with fewer maintenance costs for equipment. Ferritic stainless steel is magnetic, with low carbon content, good formability, and ductility. Martensitic stainless steels are magnetic, made of plain chromium steels with 12% and 18% chromium, and hardenable by tampering and quenching such as plain carbon steel used in aerospace, cutlery, and general engineering. When it comes to the most common stainless steel, they are called austenitic stainless steels that contain 8% nickel and 18%chromium, nonmagnetic, and super austenitic grades possess great crevice and pitting corrosion resistance. Duplex stainless steels contain high chromium levels and moderate amounts of nickel, having high resistance to corrosion, as well as excellent mechanical properties. Lost wax technique is an effective and efficient method of producing high-quality stainless steel allowing composing your very own alloy. For superior quality steel castings, with low surface roughness values as well as precise tolerances, the best technique is lost wax casting, which is usually applied in environments where high quality is in demand. Lost was stainless casting allows freedom in design and style, can virtually cast any steel alloy, undercuts can be cast, suitable for larger and smaller series, and complex shapes can be cast into a single component.

 

The most commonly cast stainless steel aluminium anodes include 304 (food grade steel, housings, bodies), 304L/316L, 316 (plates, gears, housing), 410 & 416 (brackets, bushings, handles, housings), and 17 (rods, links, pins, arms). If you are looking for help for your stainless steel casting, we are here to make things possible for you because we are considered an expert in this field for many years now.

 

Allow us to provide  specific mechanical specifications and material chemistry as necessary. Feel free to check our website or homepage for more details about our stainless steel casting services. We can provide the stainless steel alloy pieces you need to make your project a success.