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Superior Stainless Steel Solutions by HDC

Enhancing Your Project with Stainless Steel Materials

Discover the robust capabilities of HDC's stainless steel offerings, engineered for exceptional durability and performance in challenging environments. Our stainless steel is known for its excellent corrosion resistance and high strength, making it an ideal choice for industries such as aerospace, medical devices, automotive, and marine applications. By incorporating cutting-edge technology and precision manufacturing processes, we ensure that our stainless steel products meet the highest standards of quality and reliability. Explore how HDC's stainless steel can elevate your project's specifications and operational efficiency.

The Core Elements That Define Stainless Steel

Exploring Stainless Steel: Composition and Characteristics

Stainless steel is renowned for its durability and corrosion resistance, primarily due to its chromium content. Comprising at least 10.5% chromium, this alloy forms a protective layer of chromium oxide that prevents surface corrosion and blocks deeper material degradation. This critical chromium threshold defines the material as stainless steel, essential for its longevity and aesthetic preservation.

Additionally, stainless steel often includes nickel, molybdenum, and manganese to enhance its strength and thermal stability. These elements adjust to fit specific applications, from medical devices to architectural structures, making stainless steel a versatile choice for industries prioritizing hygiene, low maintenance, and enduring performance.

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The HDC Advantage: Expert Stainless Steel Fabrication

HDC excels in stainless steel fabrication, utilizing advanced technologies like CNC machining, laser cutting, and particularly investment casting. This combination ensures precision and allows for the creation of complex, tailored components suited to diverse industrial applications. Our expertise in selecting the right stainless steel grades enhances component durability and performance in demanding environments.

Our rigorous quality control, including thorough inspections and testing, ensures each product meets international standards. This meticulous approach, coupled with our investment casting capability, delivers components with excellent dimensional accuracy and superior surface finishes, efficiently managing both large-scale productions and bespoke projects. HDC’s commitment to quality and precision makes us a leading provider in stainless steel fabrication, driving superior performance across the aerospace, automotive, and medical sectors.

Key Benefits of Carbon Steel in Industry

Discover the pivotal advantages of carbon steel that make it indispensable across various sectors.

  • Corrosion Resistance

    Its high chromium content forms a passive layer that shields the material from corrosion, making it ideal for environments exposed to water and chemicals.

  • High Strength

    Stainless steel provides significant strength and durability, even at high temperatures, ensuring longevity and reliability in structural applications.

  • Temperature Resistance

    It remains stable and retains its properties in both extremely cold and hot environments, suitable for applications ranging from cryogenic conditions to furnace use.

  • Hygienic and Easy to Clean

    The non-porous surface makes it resistant to bacteria and other pathogens, which is crucial for medical, food processing, and kitchen environments.

  • Aesthetic Appeal

    Stainless steel has a sleek, modern appearance that does not tarnish over time, maintaining its luster and finish in architectural and consumer products.

  • Recyclability

    It is 100% recyclable, which reduces its environmental impact and supports sustainable development practices in industries looking to reduce their ecological footprint.

Comprehensive Range of Stainless Steel Grades Offered by HDC

Explore the Versatile Stainless Steel Options Tailored to Your Specific Needs

Known for its affordability and strong properties, 201 stainless steel offers good corrosion resistance and higher strength than pure austenitic grades. It is commonly used in high-traffic consumer products and decorative applications.

201 Stainless Steel Properties

ElementContent (%)
Iron, Fe72
Chromium, Cr16.0 - 18.0
Manganese, Mn5.50 - 7.50
Nickel, Ni3.50 - 5.50
Silicon, Si1
Nitrogen, N0.25
Carbon, C0.15
DensityHardness, Rockwell BTensile strengthElastic modulusYield strength
7.86 g/cm385685 MPa197 GPa292 MPa

Designed for machining ease, 303 stainless steel incorporates sulfur to improve machinability. It's ideal for parts that require extensive machining and is commonly used in fittings and fasteners.

303 Stainless Steel Properties

Element

Content (%)

C

0-0.10

Mn

0-2.0

Si

0-1.0

P

0-0.4

S

0-0.15

Cr

17-19

Ni

8-10

Fe

balance

DensityMelting PointModulus of ElasticityElectrical ResistivityThermal ConductivityThermal Expansion
8.03 kg/m31455°C193 GPa0.72 x 10-6 Ω.m16.3 W/m.K17.3 x 10-6/K

The most commonly used stainless steel, 304 offers excellent corrosion resistance and good mechanical properties. It is a go-to material for kitchen equipment, general hardware, and appliances due to its durability and cleanliness.

304 Stainless Steel Properties

ElementContent (%)
C0.0 - 0.07
Mn0.0 - 2.0
Si0.0 - 1.00
P0.0 - 0.05
S0.0 - 0.03
Cr17.50 - 19.50
Ni8.00 - 10.50
FeBalance
N0.0-0.11
DensityMelting PointModulus of ElasticityElectrical ResistivityThermal ConductivityThermal Expansion
8.00 g/cm31450 °C193 GPa0.72 x 10-6 Ω.m16.2 W/m.K17.2 x 10-6/K

With the addition of molybdenum, 316 stainless steel provides enhanced corrosion resistance, particularly against chlorides and other industrial solvents. It is ideal for medical devices and marine environments.

316 Stainless Steel Properties

ElementContent (%)
C0.0-0.07
Mn0.0-2.0
Si0.0-1.0
P0.0-0.05
S0.0-0.02
Cr16.50-18.50
Mo2.00-2.50
Ni10.00-13.00
Ti-
Febalance
DensityMelting PointModulus of ElasticityElectrical ResistivityThermal ConductivityThermal Expansion
8.00 g/cm31400°C193 GPa0.74 x 10-6 Ω.m16.3 W/m.K15.9 x 10-6/K

A free-machining grade due to added sulfur, 416 is easy to cut into custom shapes. It’s often used in applications that require extensive machining, like gears and shafts.

416 Stainless Steel Properties

ElementContent (%)
C0.0-0.15
Mn0.0-1.25
Si0.0-1.0
P0.0-0.06
S0.15
Cr12.0-14.0
Mo0.0-0.6
DensityMelting PointModulus of ElasticityElectrical ResistivityThermal ConductivityThermal Expansion
7.8 g/cm31400°C200 GPa0.57 x 10-6 Ω.m28.7 W/m.K9.9 x 10-6/K

Known for its high hardness after heat treatment, 420 stainless steel is often used in cutlery, knife blades, and surgical instruments, where sharpness and edge retention are important.

420 Stainless Steel Properties

ElementContent (%)
C0.15
Mn0.0-1.0
Si0.0-1.0
P0.0-0.04
S0.0-0.03
Cr12.0-14.0
DensityMelting PointModulus of ElasticityElectrical ResistivityThermal ConductivityThermal Expansion
7.8 g/cm31400°C200 GPa0.57 x 10-6 Ω.m28.7 W/m.K9.9 x 10-6/K

A ferritic stainless steel that offers good corrosion resistance and formability, making it suitable for automotive trim and appliance components. It is less expensive and provides a good balance between performance and cost.

430 Stainless Steel Properties

ElementContent (%)
C0.0-0.12
Mn0.0-1.0
Si0.0-1.0
P0.0-0.04
S0.0-0.03
Cr16.0-18.0
Mo-
Ni0.0-0.50
N-
DensityMelting PointModulus of ElasticityElectrical ResistivityThermal ConductivityThermal Expansion
7.75 g/cm31400°C200 GPa0.60 x 10-6 Ω.m26.3 W/m.K10.4 x 10-6/K

Combining the best attributes of both austenitic and ferritic stainless steel, 2205 offers significantly better corrosion resistance and strength. It is often used in chemical processing and marine applications for its superior durability and resistance to stress corrosion cracking.

2205 Stainless Steel Properties

ElementContent (%)
C0.0-0.03
Mn0.0-2.0
Si0.0-1.0
P0.0-0.03
S0.0-0.02
Cr21.0-23.0
Mo2.5-3.5
Ni4.5-6.5
N0.08-0.20
DensityMelting PointModulus of ElasticityElectrical ResistivityThermal ConductivityThermal Expansion
7.80 g/cm31400°C190 GPa0.85 x 10-6 Ω.m19.0 W/m.K13.7 x 10-6/K

Precipitation-hardening stainless steel that offers high strength and good corrosion resistance. It can be heat-treated to a range of strengths and toughness levels, making it ideal for aerospace, chemical, and food processing applications.

17-4 Ph Stainless Steel Properties

ElementContent (%)
Iron, Fe73
Chromium, Cr15.0 - 17.5
Nickel, Ni3.0 - 5.0
Copper, Cu3.0 - 5.0
Manganese, Mn1.0
Silicon, Si1.0
Tantalum, Ta0.45
Niobium, Nb (Columbium, Cb)0.45
Nb + Ta0.15 - 0.45
Carbon, C0.070
Phosphorous, P0.040
Sulfur, S0.030
DensityMelting PointModulus of ElasticityElectrical ResistivityThermal ConductivityThermal Expansion
7.75 g/cm31177°C190 GPa0.85 x 10-6 Ω.m17.9 W/m.K10.8 x 10-6/K

Advanced Manufacturing Techniques for Stainless Steel at HDC

Maximizing Efficiency and Precision with Specialized Stainless Steel Fabrication Methods

This process allows for precise control over the dimensions of stainless steel components, making it ideal for complex parts where accuracy is critical. CNC machining is versatile and can handle a variety of stainless steel grades, providing excellent surface finishes and tight tolerances.

CNC Machining Stainless Steel

Laser cutting offers a high degree of precision and the ability to cut intricate designs in stainless steel without physical contact, reducing material waste and the need for finishing processes. This method is perfect for detailed or delicate components.


Laser Cutting Stainless Steel

Stainless steel welding is crucial for achieving strong, durable joints in construction and industrial applications. HDC uses advanced techniques to ensure clean, strong welds that maintain the integrity and corrosion resistance of the base material.

Welding Stainless Steel

CNC milling provides the capability to produce complex geometries and three-dimensional stainless steel parts efficiently. This method is excellent for creating prototypes and custom fittings, offering flexibility in design and high precision.


CNC Milling Stainless Steel

Turning is ideal for creating cylindrical stainless steel parts, providing excellent surface finishes and dimensional accuracy. It's suitable for producing shafts, rods, and fasteners, where roundness and concentricity are critical.


CNC Turning Stainless Steel

This method is well-suited for producing precise, complex stainless steel components with excellent surface quality. Investment casting is beneficial for reducing material waste and achieving parts with intricate geometries without additional machining.


Investment Casting Stainless Steel

Metal stamping is highly efficient for producing large quantities of uniform stainless steel parts. It's cost-effective for high-volume production and allows for consistent repeatability, which is essential for components in automotive and consumer products.

Metal Stamping Stainless Steel

FAQ

Addressing Your Concerns: Get Answers to Common Questions on Customizing Stainless Steel Solutions with HDC

HDC offers a wide range of stainless steel grades, including 201, 304, 316, 416, and more specialized alloys like 17-4 PH and 2205 Duplex, catering to diverse industry requirements and applications.

Yes, HDC is equipped to handle all sizes of production runs, from small custom batches to large-scale manufacturing, ensuring consistency and quality across all products.

We utilize advanced manufacturing processes such as CNC machining, laser cutting, welding, and metal stamping to create precise and durable stainless steel components tailored to your specifications.

Quality is paramount at HDC. We employ rigorous testing and quality control measures throughout the fabrication process to ensure each product meets our high standards and your specific requirements.

  1. Lead times can vary depending on the complexity and volume of your project. We work closely with you to establish timelines that meet your project deadlines while maintaining our quality standards.

 

Absolutely, HDC encourages prototyping as a critical step in the development process to ensure the final product meets your specifications before full-scale production.

HDC offers a variety of finishes for stainless steel, including brushed, polished, and matte finishes, to meet aesthetic and functional requirements.

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