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METAL STAMPING WITH STAINLESS STEEL
Stainless steel is a versatile material that can be used to manufacture lightweight corrosion-resistant products of various sizes and shapes. One way to make these products is to use metal stamping and create molds to cut shapes from stainless steel flat plates. For most stainless steel production, this method is a good choice, but requires an in-depth understanding of the metal itself.
There are many different types and grades of stainless steel, each with different characteristics that affect manufacturing. At Zechin Mechanical Industry, we understand the nuances of stainless steel stamping, and we use this knowledge to create high-quality parts every time. The following describes the characteristics of this multifunctional material and its influence on the metal stamping process.
One of the main advantages of stainless steel is its corrosion resistance, which is due to the addition of chromium. When chromium is added to carbon steel, the final product will form an invisible protective film on its surface when exposed to oxygen. This helps the metal effectively resist corrosive materials.
Other substances can be added to stainless steel to provide other benefits, such as high heat resistance or gloss, making it more suitable for specific uses, such as appliances or sharp cutting tools. Another way to adjust the properties of stainless steel is to treat it by heating or cold working, which may change its ductility and hardness.
There are three main types of stainless steel used in metal fabricating applications:
· Austenitic: Austenitic stainless steel is an annealed metal with a lower carbon content. Nickel is also added, making it an ideal choice for deep-machined parts. However, it must be cold worked.
· Ferritic: Ferritic steel has no nickel, but has heat resistance, making it a popular choice for household appliances and automobiles. It is also magnetic.
· Martensitic: This type of stainless steel has a high carbon content, which means it can be heat treated. This treatment makes it have excellent hardness, which is very suitable for cutting tools such as knives. Due to its brittleness, it is not suitable for stretching or stretching.
Another factor affecting the performance of stainless steel is its tempering. The different tempering degrees of stainless steel are transformed from the softest fully annealed steel grade to the hardest steel grade. The harder the metal, the more brittle it becomes. As steel loses its ductility, it becomes more difficult to form parts. For 1/4 and 1/2 cemented carbide, cold working and heat treatment can increase the strength of the finished product.
Starting from the annealed version of stainless steel, the grades are as follows:
· 1/4 hard
· 1/2 hard
· 3/4 hard
· Full hard
If you want to make components with metal seals from stainless steel, cooperation with experts is essential. In Zechin Mechanical Industry, our professional technicians understand the complexity of stainless steel and know how to process it to make it suitable for your specific application. Whether you need it for aerospace parts or kitchen appliances, our stainless steel stamping services are always performed with professional knowledge and high-quality processes.Reach out to us today to request a quote or learn more about our stainless metal stamping options.