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440C Stainless Steel Bar

High strength & hardenability

440C offers the highest strength and hardness rating of all stainless steels, after heat-treatment.

440 stainless steel alloys include its most popular grade, 440C - a martensitic stainless steel alloy including nickel and chromium.

440C is the most common grade in the series with other products including 440, 440A and 440B. All products are magnetic, and we stock the alloy in round bars. 440C is the most popular due to the material's hardness. The product boasts high strength, good wear and hardness capabilities, and moderate corrosion resistance.

The alloy possesses high carbon content and creates an engineering material with the highest strength and hardness rating of all stainless steels after heat treatment. The resulting product finds suitability in applications, including valve components and bearings.

440C Stainless Steel Bar Datasheet

Corrosion Resistance

440C provides good corrosion resistance under atmospheric conditions and in freshwater. Good resistance is also present in mild acidic conditions and most alkalis. Optimal corrosion resistance is achieved once the alloy is hardened and tempered. Corrosion resistance is not as impressive as other austenitic stainless steel grades.

Machinability & Welding

Machining is straightforward in the annealed condition, although a decent chip breaker is required. Once hardened, 440C is virtually impossible to machine. The alloy is not usually welded due to the material's high hardenability. When welding is necessary, the alloy should be pre-heated and post-weld anneal-treated. Cooling is also essential to prevent cracking.

Product Features:

    AMS 5630
    AMS 5618

    Valve Components
    Ball bearings
    Surgical instruments
    Hand tools

    High strength
    Good wear resistance
    Good hardenability
    Strongest stainless steel after heat treatment

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