Sandvik are a Swedish company associated with the production of high-performance stainless steels for many years.
Recycling of stainless steel is encouraged by the inherent value of its expensive alloy additions.
304 (UNS S30400, 1.4301) stainless steel is one of the most common grades of stainless steel.
The corrosion resistance of stainless steel lends its application in many aggressive environments for long-term performance.
Rust on the surface of stainless steel is often caused by contamination with a regular steel.
Stainless steels can be readily welded, as long as a suitable welding procedure specification (WPS) is defined and followed.
A stainless steel is defined as a steel which contains more than 10.5% of chromium.
There are a number of proprietary cleaning agents for stainless steels but for most applications following some simple rules will suffice.
A pattern is a replica of the part to be produced by casting. It has historically been hand-produced in wood when sand casting, or in wax.
Most molten metals will shrink as they solidify. Shrinkage during casting is an issue that must be carefully managed.
Foundry metal casting is the act of casting metal components within a foundry.
There are a multitude of different casting processes that have been developed over hundreds of years.