Nitronic® is a generic term for a family of austenitic stainless steels where nitrogen is introduced homogenously to provide much greater strength.
Nitronic® alloys provide twice the yield strength compared to Type 304 and 316L stainless steel. The production process uniformly strengthens the alloy instead of nitriding, which only affects the surface.
Our Nitronic® bar stock provides enhanced corrosion resistance, which is superior to 300 and 400 series stainless steels. Our premium stock range represents an excellent performance enhancement compared to traditional stainless steel alloys. Typical applications using Nitronic® alloys include aerospace components, valves, bearings and medical implants.
Choosing your product
Our Nitronic® bars come in different grades, offering varying characteristics, including high yield strength, superior corrosion resistance and wear/galling resistance. How you choose the particular product is dictated by the intended engineering application.
Nitronic® alloys have various applications, and valve stems represent one of the most popular beneficiaries.
Valve stems can be seen daily in car, lorry and bicycle tires. Once the self-contained valve is depressed, gas or air passes to a chamber or vessel (such as a car tire). When released, no further air is transported.
Nitronic® alloys are popular for producing valve stems due to the alloy's high strength and corrosion resistance.