What is Sandvik? Stainless Steels

Sandvik are a Swedish company associated with the production of high-performance stainless steels for many years. They were one of the first companies to exploit volume production of steel using the Bessemer process. Sandvik take their name from the location of their main site, Sandviken, some 190km/120 miles north of Stockholm.

Sandvik are a promoter of duplex and super duplex stainless steels, having invested R&D resources in to their development, manufacture and application. Langley Alloys are a preferred distribution partner of Sandvik, and we stock a comprehensive range of their grades across our warehouses. This includes:

Sanmac 2205, a special variant of UNS S32205 (F60, 1.4462) with ‘enhanced machinability’ as standard. The formation of controlled inclusions within the steel helps to encourage chip-breaking during machining, resulting in more reproducible machining, longer tool life and greater productivity.

SAF2507 (UNS S32750, F53, 1.4410) is the super duplex stainless steel most closely associated with Sandvik. It is the third main variant of 25% Cr super duplex stainless steels after Ferralium 255 and S32760 (F55, 1.4501, Zeron 100) and has been heavily promoted by them since the 1980’s.

S32760 (F55, 1.4501, Zeron 100) completes the family of popular super duplex stainless steels manufactured by Sandvik and widely stocked by Langley Alloys.

In addition to solid bars in the above grades, we also stock a wide range of hollow bars in Sanmac 316L (UNS S31603, 1.4404). Available in more than 100 different sizes, this product form helps to save machinists significant time and material cost if producing components with a central bore.

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