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Alloy & Stainless Steel

Stainless steels are a group of steels that contain at least 10.5% chromium. The addition of this element, along with a wide variety of others, especially Nickel and Molybdenum, generally improves corrosion resistance and mechanical properties at high temperatures making them suitable for a range of arduous applications.

All the main stainless steel types are stocked including duplex, super duplex, austenitic, martensitic, precipitation hardened, maraging and aerospace specifications. Stainless steel finds many applications where a hard material is required that will resist corrosive attack.

Alloy & Stainless Steels Applications

It might be easier to list the places where stainless steel is not used than to summarise all of the applications that take advantage of this most versatile steel. However because of its corrosion resistance and ability to take a high polish it is more prominent in certain areas.

For instance in the home stainless steel can be found most commonly in the kitchen where it is manufactured into cutlery, cleaning and drying machine drums, sinks and more recently fridges, kettles and toasters.
In our towns and cities stainless steel is used for bus shelters, telephone booths and other street furniture. Stainless steel building facades not only look good but also protect the underlying building structure. Subway trains and station infrastructure use stainless steel as it is tough, stain resistant and can be easily cleaned.
Industrial applications include equipment for the manufacture of food products and pharmaceuticals where the stain resistance and easy cleaning properties are most desirable. The harsh environment in the chemical and petro-chemical industry also make use of stainless steel for its resistance to corrosive liquids. Automotive and aero engines components are made from stainless steel where either good looks or high strength and toughness are required.

Stainless steel is also fully recyclable and even when the redundant or scrap parts are processed in the furnace the material is not downgraded and the steel retains its original quality. However since stainless steel has such a long life this contributes to resource minimisation so that new material is not needed so often to replace corroded or failed products.

Some of the stainless steels supplied by Smiths Advanced Metals. Please call +44 (0)1767 604 710 for other stainless steels not listed here.

080A15 (EN3B)
080M40 (EN8)
230M07 (EN1A)
605AM36 (EN16)
655M13 (EN36)
817M40 (EN24)
080M15 (EN32)
722M24 (EN40B)
709M40 (EN19)
905M31 (EN41)

AISI 4130
AISI 4340
AISI 4140
AISI 4149
AMS 6491
AMS 6514
15 CDV 6
40 CDV 20
16 NCD 13
16 NCD 17
32 CDV 13
S98
S99
S154
S156
S514
OvaX 677
OvaX 277

1.4301 (304 S31)
1.4305 (303 S31)
1.4306 (304 S11)
1.4310 (302 S31)
1.4401 (316 S31)
1.4404 (316 S11)
1.4429 (316 S63)
1.4541 (321 S31)
1.4000 (403 S17)
1.4016 (430 S17)
1.4005 (416 S21)
1.4006 (410 S21)
1.4021 (420 S29)
1.4028 (420 S45)
1.4029 (416 S37)
1.4057 (431 S29)
1.4125 (AISI 440C)
6S80
2S130
2S143
2S144
2S145
S526
S527
13/8 PH
15/5 PH
17/4 PH
AMINOX
FERRINOX


DUPLEX STEELS
SUPER DUPLEX STEELS
SUPER AUSTENITIC STEELS

(nearest BS970)

Alloy & Stainless Steel
American U.K. U.K. French
4130 MIL-S-6758
4340 MIL-S-5000
4140 MIL-S-5626
AMS 5643 17/4 PH
AMS 5659 15/5 PH
AMS 5629 13/8 PH
S80
S130
S143
S154
S155
S514 / 5
S527
T66
T72
DTD189
S156
15 CDV 6
40 CDV 20
16 NCD 13
16 NCD 17

 

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