Stainless Steel


Wide Range of Stainless Steel Alloys to Fit Your Application

Temper and Heat Treating

  • Many alloys are cold worked in measured amounts at the mill to obtain Annealed, 1/4 hard, 1/2 hard, 3/4 hard and Full hard tempers.  Mill hardened alloys can save the cost of heat treating when the design requires spring properties. 
  • Precipitation hardening stainless steel alloys may be heat treated to obtain high performance spring characteristics after blanking and forming operations.

Corrosion Resistance

  • 300 series stainless steel alloys have excellent corrosion resistance, while others such as 400 series alloys are less corrosion resistant.

 

Alloy

Temper

Cost

Bend/Form

Comments

301-304

Annealed

$$

Excellent

No HT/Plating

301-304

Half Hard

$$

Excellent

No HT/Plating

301-304

Full Hard

$$$

Good

No HT/Plating

316

Soft

$$$$

Excellent

No HT/Plating

410

Annealed

$$$$

Excellent

Heat Treat

420

Annealed

$$$$

Excellent

Heat Treat