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China 440c Stainless steel

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China 440c Stainless steel is a high carbon martensitic stainless steel, which is generally supplied in the annealed condition with a maximum Brinell hardness of 269 (Rc29) or annealed and cold drawn with a maximum Brinell hardness of 285 (Rc31).

 

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China 440c Stainless steel is a high carbon martensitic stainless steel, which is generally supplied in the annealed condition with a maximum Brinell hardness of 269 (Rc29) or annealed and cold drawn with a maximum Brinell hardness of 285 (Rc31).

China 440c Stainless steel is characterized by good corrosion resistance in mild domestic and industrial environments, including fresh water, organic materials, mild acids, various petroleum products, coupled with extreme high strength, hardness and wear resistance when in the hardened and tempered condition.

Grade 440C stainless steel is capable of attaining, after heat treatment, the highest strength, hardness and wear resistance of all the stainless alloys. Small AISI 440C steel sections can be air cooled and quite large sections oil quenched for maximum through hardnes

Machinability of 440C Steel

ASTM Grade 440C stainless steel can be machined well, with all operations such as turning and drilling etc., in the annealed condition. Because of 440C SS high carbon content it machines somewhat like high-speed steel. Because chips are tough and stringy, chip curlers and breakers are important.

As heat treated, the 440 steel series are difficult to machine because of their high hardness. For parts that require extensive machining, the free-machining versions, Type 440F or Type 440F Se, offer improved machining properties.

Applications

  • Cutlery
  • Ball bearings and races
  • Molds and dies
  • High quality knife blades
  • Valve components, pump parts,
  • Measuring instruments, Surgical instruments
  • Wear-resistant textile components

Chemical composition

C Mn P S Si Cr Mo
0.95-1.20 ≤1.00 ≤0.04 ≤0.03 ≤1.00 16.0-18.0 ≤0.75

Equivalent Grades of Steel

Country USA BS & DIN Japan
Standard ASTM A276 EN 10088 JIS G4303
Grades S44004/440C X105CrMo17/1.4125 SUS440C

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