During the manufacturing process of industrial parts, stainless steel is one of the most popular forging materials that are used. Forged stainless steel is commonly used because it combines the strength of steel with superior corrosion and heat resistance. Austenitic stainless steel (300 series) is the most common stainless steel alloy and is used for sanitary applications due to its ease in cleaning and high corrosion resistance. Martensitic (400 series) and duplex stainless steels are stronger and more corrosion-resistant and provide superior resistance to stress cracking and pitting. All stainless steels provide easy machining capabilities.
Stainless steel forgings provide a wide range of benefits for your forged part project requirement needs.The benefits of using Steel Forgings are:-
Protective Oxide Layer - Stainless steel forgings contain a protective oxide layer that assists in corrosion assistance. These metal forgings resist stress cracking, crevice corrosion, pitting, deformation, and other hazards that could shorten the life span of a forged part.
High Corrosion Resistance - Stainless steel allows for prolonged exposure to corrosive environments such as pumps, valves, chemical and petrochemical processing equipment, and marine equipment.
High Heat Resistance - In situations where it is used for heat exchangers, furnaces and ovens stainless steel maintains extremely high heat resistance qualities.
Forged Stainless Steel enhances and amplifies the existing qualities of stainless steel. In essence,the forging process improves the corrosion resistance of stainless steel, permitting the grade to endure and withstand harsh, aggressive and more extreme environments. The stainless steel forgings process at J.K. Prestressing Co. also creates a unique and continuous grain flow that follows the stainless steel part unlike other processes such as casting or machining, which helps to provide strength where it's needed most.