Stainless steels are iron alloys with a minimum of 10.5% chromium which results in exceptional corrosion resistance. Different compositions of alloys can be formulated to create unique types of stainless steel. Each type of stainless-steel formulation results in material with specific structural characteristics. Marver Med regularly machines many different grades of stainless steels.
Series 300 stainless steels are the most frequently used to machine products. Series 300 stainless steels are non-magnetic and have a crystalline structure. All 300 series stainless steels resist extreme corrosion, are easy to maintain, and remain strong in high temperatures. Series 300 stainless-steels are often used in aerospace, automotive, construction, and many other applications.
Series 400 stainless steels generally contain chromium and manganese and are magnetic. Series 400 stainless steels are also corrosion resistant, but not as resistant to corrosion as the Series 300 stainless-steels. Because of this, series 400 stainless-steels usually cost less. Series 400 stainless-steels allow for outstanding surface finishes which is why many products are made out of them.
17-4 H900 stainless steel is a precipitation hardened steel containing chromium and nickel. This combination makes it one of the most widely used grades of stainless steel because of its hardness, excellent corrosion resistance, and ease of heat treating. Its vast use across multiple industries like food processing, aerospace, medical, chemical/petrochemical, general metal fabrication and use in marine environments make it a pillar among stainless steels. Marver Med routinely machines 17-4 H900 stainless steel for various custom hardware, stems, screws, couplings and instruments just to name a few.
13-8 MO stainless steel alloy is a martensitic precipitation-hardening stainless steel that has excellent strength, high hardness, superior toughness, and good corrosion resistance. Compared to other ferrous-base materials, 13-8 MO Stainless Steel offers a high level of useful mechanical properties under severe environmental conditions. 13-8 MO Stainless Steel is used in aerospace components, landing gear, nuclear reactor components, petrochemical industry, and injection molding equipment to name a few. 13-8 MO Stainless Steel in the annealed condition can be strengthened further by relatively low temperature heat treatment.
With over 73 years of high-precision CNC machining experience, Marver Med has the component experience needed for high-quality CNC machined medical devices and implants, and parts for the aerospace and defense industries. Discuss your Stainless Steel Machining project with us or design your component today.
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