303 stainless steel rod

303 Stainless Steel Rod



Product Description

303 Stainless Steel Rod

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303 stainless steel rod were developed for machining. Type 303 has a higher concentration of sulfur reducing the drag on cutting tools. It allows greater machining speeds and lower production costs. The alloy is useful whenever a need arises for good corrosion resistance and considerable machining is required.

Applications of 303 Stainless Steel Rod:

Available shapes: Hexes, Rounds, Squares
Specifications: ASTM A582, AMS 5640, AMS QQ-S-764B Cond A

 
Typical Chemical Properties

 Minimum Properties
 Tensile Strength , psi  85,000
 Yield Strength, psi  45,000
 Elongation  50%
 Hardness  Rb 180
 Chemistry of 303 stainless steel rod
 Carbon( C)  .15 max
 Chrome (Cr)  17.0- 19.0
 Manganese (Mn)  2.0 max
 Nickel ( Ni)  8.0 -10.0
 Phosphorus (P)  0.20 max
 Sulphur (S)  .15 min
 Silicon (Si) 1.00 max

Austenitic steels have austenite as their primary phase (face centered cubic crystal). These are alloys containing chromium and nickel (sometimes manganese and nitrogen), structured around the Type 302 composition of iron, 18% chromium, and 8% nickel. Austenitic steels are not hardenable by heat treatment. The most familiar stainless steel is probably Type 304, sometimes called T304 or simply 304. Type 304 surgical stainless steel is austenitic steel containing 18-20% chromium and 8-10% nickel.