Steel Industries offers quality stainless steel forgings in a variety of grades and shapes. Our open die forging facility is capable of custom stainless steel forging to fit each client’s specific needs. We also offer several value-added services including machining, heat treating, and testing & inspection.
Advantages of Forged Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is one of the most popular forging materials used. It’s strength, corrosion, and heat resistant properties makes it an ideal forged material choice for a variety of industries including industrial, nuclear, defense, aerospace, food, infrastructure, oil & gas and more. Some benefits of stainless steel forgings include:
- High heat resistance: If your component needs to function under high heat, stainless steel is a great option.
- High corrosion resistance: When forging parts for corrosive environments such as pumps, valves, chemical processing equipment, and marine equipment, the corrosion-resistant properties of stainless steel makes it an excellent choice. A protective oxide layer assists in this stainless steel corrosion resistance. This oxide layer also serves to resist stress cracking, crevice corrosion, pitting, deformation, and other hazards.
- Continuous grain flow: The open die stainless steel forging process creates a continuous grain flow to provide superior strength when compared to casting or machining.
Each grade type of stainless steel also comes with its own set of benefits. Austenitic Stainless Steel offers the highest impact strength, cryogenic toughness, and is non-magnetic. Martensitic Stainless Steel on the other hand offers high strength and pitting corrosion resistance. Precipitation hardening (PH) Stainless Steel offers extreme strength and fatigue life combined with moderate toughness. Duplex Stainless Steel offers reliable toughness at room temperature, along with a sound commination of strength and corrosion resistance.
Stainless Steel Inventory
Steel Industries offers forged components and products in a variety of stainless steel grades. The stainless steel grades we offer commonly work to ASTM specifications including ASTM A182, ASTM A565, and ASTM A965.
- 13Cr-8Ni VIM/VAR
- 15Cr-5Ni VAR
- 304 / 304H / 304L
- 316 / 316H / 316L
- 317 / 317L
- 321 / 321H
- 347 / 347H
- 410 VAR
- 410 (A182F6A)
- 420 VAR
- 422 / 422ESR / 422VAR
- 440C / 440C VAR
- A182F51 / F60 (2205)
- NITRONIC 50
- NITRONIC 60
View our full forging materials list here.
Quote Your Stainless Steel Forging Project
If you have been frustrated in the past by low-quality forgings, high prices, and long lead times it is time to trust Steel Industries for your stainless steel forging needs. Our certified forging company offers fast turnaround times, competitive pricing, and high-quality end results. Quote your project now!