POPULAR STAINLESS STEEL GRADES: SS 304 | SS 410 | SS 316 | 17-4
Milwaukee Precision Casting, Inc. has experience pouring a wide variety of stainless steel alloy casts.We cast stainless steel from miniature to 50 pounds.
The most common alloys we have poured are listed below. We are also capable of pouring other air melt alloys upon your request. Specific material chemistry and mechanical specifications will be provided to you if needed. For your Stainless Steel Castings needs, Milwaukee Precision Casting, Inc. can help you out.
Advantages of Stainless Steel Castings
Stainless steel's biggest advantage is its excellent corrosion resistance. Unlike other materials, stainless steel investment castings have a built in chromium oxide layer that provide exceptional anti-corrosive properties. These corrosion resistant properties make stainless steel castings ideal for military, medical, and industrial applications.
Commonly Cast Stainless Steel Alloys:
Food grade steel, housings, bodies
304 is widely accepted in the food industry as the standard for cleanliness as well as corrosion resistance.
|304L / 316L||
Similar to other 300 series steel, the "L" stands for low carbon, making it softer but more corrosion resistant for each grade of material.
Housings, gears, plates
316 is known for its superior corrosion resistance, making it ideal for many uses including marine environments.
|410 & 416||
Housings, bushings, handles, brackets
400 series steels are high strength and very machinable. They will tend to break rather than bend under intense pressure.
Rods, pins, links, arms
17-4 is the strongest of the stainless steel family and is used on parts that cannot bend.