Stainless Steel Casting

Lestercast can offer a wide range of metals and alloys in which your product can be manufactured. Stainless steel is hugely popular in the production of investment casting components.

Bentley 'B' - Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is notably one of the most versatile materials used in the manufacturing industry, specifically relating to castings. Used in many industries, stainless is widely used in the aerospace energy industries.

Please contact us here to discuss this alloy for your component production. Please take a look below for more information on the properties of stainless steel and its most common cross-sector uses.

Stainless Steel and it’s properties

Stainless steel’s main component is Iron. As a naturally sourced metal Iron needs to be fully cleared of its impurities to create a workable alloy.

Another key component of Stainless steel is Chromium. For instance, when partnered with Iron it increases the resistance that stainless steel will have relating to corrosion and wearing.

We are able to formulate stainless steel into many grades. The variety will suit the versitility of your product requirements. Our team are well placed to guide you on the production of your item.

Investment Casting Using Stainless Steel

Stainless steel has the following properties:-

  • Appealing to the eye – often used for this reason, finishes well
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Highly durable over time, lifespan
  • Resistant to high temperatures
  • Endlessly recyclable so notably environmentally friendly
  • Brittle due to lower malleability compared with carbon steel
  • Fairly resistant to damage and wearing

Types of Stainless Steel Alloys

With the various types of stainless steel, to include:

  1. Martensitic
  2. Ferritic
  3. Austenitic
  4. Duplex
  5. Precipitating-hardening

It is important to consider the use for the final end product when selecting the correct type and it’s forward usage.

Industrial use of Stainless Steel

Stainless steel castings are very versatile. In other words, they can be used in many sectors in a multitude of applications. We work into many sectors with stainless steel for example:

  • Aerospace
  • Architecture
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Food machinery
  • General engineering
  • Home applications and appliances
  • Nuclear
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Railway
  • Sub-sea

Experts to assist your product into fruition

Our team of highly-experienced engineers will guide you in the preliminary design stages of your product and the selecting of the correct metal component that your product requires.

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