Stainless Steels from Thames Stockholders



   Type 303 Stainless Steel

READILY MACHINABLE STAINLESS STEEL

   PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Benefitting from being the most machinable of all austenitic stainless steels available today, Type 303 stainless steel’s machinability is improved due to the presence of sulphur in the alloying process. However, the presence of sulphur slightly reduces the alloys overall toughness and results in a decrease in corrosion resistance. Used in a variety of engineering applications, Type 303, as with most austenitic grades, has excellent toughness though weldability is poor.

Corrosion resistance of the alloy is good in mild environments.
   COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS

Typical commercial applications for Type 303 stainless steel alloy include:

  • Electrical switchgear components
  • Aircraft components
  • Gears, bushes, shafts, fastenings

   PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Very good machinability but reduced formability
  • Welding not recommended
  • Lower corrosion resistance than 1.4301
  • Excellent toughness

We stock 303 stainless steel in round bar, wire and hexagon. We welcome stock enquiries from both domestic and international customers.

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