What are the common processing methods for CNC sheet metal processing stainless steel materials?
- Heat treatment degradation
Heat stainless steel to a minimum of 1900°F, then quench or rapidly cool the water by other means.
Stainless steel cannot be hardened by heat treatment, but PRODEC316/316L can be hardened by cold work.
3. Corrosion resistance
Comparing 316L (2.7Mo) type stainless steel with other stainless steels in various common corrosive environments, the corrosion rate exceeds the lowest temperature at 5mpy. All tests were performed in accordance with the requirements of the Materials Technology Institute (MTI) for the sheet metal working industry.
Sheet metal processing is an easy production process using a full range of cold stamping operations, while also increasing the strength and hardness of the material.
5. Hot work
Stainless steel can be forged from 1700 to 2200°F. For maximum corrosion resistance, forgings should degrade at a minimum rate of 1900°F, otherwise they should be quenched or rapidly water cooled after hot working operations.
Stainless steels (except oxyethane) using various conventional welding processes and other low carbon filler metals with higher aluminium content than the base metal should be used with steel.