Stainless Steel Stampings
AMG uses stainless steel in many of the parts it produces. Customers require stainless steel in corrosive, high strength applications. Stainless steel is used in shims, stampings, fabrications, and welded assemblies.
What is stainless steel?
Stainless steel is a generic term for a family of corrosion resistant alloy steels containing 10.5% or more chromium.
Most stainless steels have a high resistance to corrosion. Stainless steel has a naturally occurring chromium-rich oxide film on the surface of the steel that resists corrosion. This film is self-repairing in the presence of oxygen which allows the metal to be stamped, fabricated, machined, and welded without losing this corrosion resistant film.
Why use stainless steel?
What applications are best suited for the use of stainless steel?
- Corrosion resistance - Stainless steel has a high resistance to corrosion. Low alloyed grades resist corrosion in atmospheric conditions; high alloyed grades can resist corrosion in most acids and alkaline solution environments. They are able to withstand these environments even at elevated temperatures and pressures.
- Ease of fabrication - The majority of stainless steels can be cut, welded, formed, machined and fabricated readily.
- Durability - Stainless steel is a durable, low maintenance material and is often the least expensive choice in a life cycle cost comparison.
- Aesthetic appeal - Stainless steel is available in many surface finishes. It is easy to clean and maintain. The surface finish is very durable which allows stainless steel to be used as the base metal in many Class A surface requirements.
Stainless steel may be used in applications that require strength, durability, and corrosion resistance. For instance, stainless steel is used in the chemical and aerospace industries for it's corrosion resistance and durability. Stainless steel is used for it's aesthetic appeal and ease of fabrication in the transportation and food and beverage industries.
Whatever your needs may be AMG will assist you in determining the right material for your next project.