|Group||Stainless Steel Bars|
|Min. Order||1 ton|
|Terms of Payment||L/C, D/A, T/T|
|Surface condition||Black, Blasted,|
|Delivery Condition||Annealed, Hot rolled+annealed, Cold drawn only|
440B stainless steel is a high carbon martensitic stainless steel containing good strength, moderate corrosion resistance and ability to obtain and maintain wear resistance and excellent resistance.
Suitable for applications requiring a combination of excellent wear resistance with moderate corrosion resistance. 440B stainless steel is commonly used in the oil, gas, marine, food and medical industries. Typical applications include valve components, knives, bearings, surgical tools and cutlery.
Hot Working:Hot working for grade 440B stainless steel takes place by pre-heating the steel to 760°C (1400°F) which is then followed by slowly increasing the temperature range to 1038-1204°C (1900-2200°F). After the hot working process, the material is then cooled slowly at room temperature followed by complete annealing.
Cold Working: 440B stainless steel can be slightly cold worked by common cold working methods.
Forging:Heat slowly and uniformly to 1180°C, allowing sufficient time for the steel to become heated through. Be careful not to overheat as this can cause a loss of toughness and ductility. Do not forge below 1010°C reheating if necessary. After forging cool slowly in furnace or thermoinsulating material, then anneal immediately. Air cooling after forging 440B may cause cracking.
Annealing: 440B stainless steel is annealed at 843-871°C (1550-1600°F) and then cooled very slowly in a furnace.
Hardening: 440B stainless steel is heated at 760°C (1400°F), soaked at 1010°C (1850°F) and finally cooled in oil or air.
Tempering: 440B stainless steel is tempered at 148°C (300°F) to obtain maximum properties and the maximum hardness that can be obtained is RC58.