303 Stainless Steel is the most machinable of the austenitic grades of stainless steel, which makes this material perfect for the open die forging process. With the addition of sulfur to this grade, the sulfur enhances the alloy 303’s machinability which is ordinarily difficult to machine. We can forge and machine your 303 stainless steel into to flat, square and round bars, seamless rolled rings, hollows, discs, blocks, hubs, special shapes and more.
Forging Applications: Forged 303 stainless is widely used in manufacture of shafts, valve bodies, valve trim and food industry applications where 304 stainless would be normally used. 303 Stainless steel properties make it resistant to atmospheric corrosion, food products, sterilization solutions and many organic chemicals as well as a variety of inorganic chemicals.
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