||Housings, bodies. SS304 is widely used in medical, plumbing, watering, mining and petrochemical industries as the standard for cleanliness as well as corrosion resistance.
||Housings, gears, plates. Superior corrosion resistance of SS316 makes it ideal for many applications including automotive, food & dairy and petrochemical environments.
||Similar to other 300 series steel, low carbon makes it softer but more corrosion resistant. Ideal industries are such as food & dairy, medical and petrochemical.
|410 & 416
||Housings, bushings, handles, brackets. 400 series steels are high strength and very machinable. They will tend to break rather than bend under intense pressure. Ideal industries are automotive, food & dairy and various machine tools.
||Very strong. Can be used in military, various machine tools, etc.
|Duplex Stainless Steel
||Duplex stainless steel 2205 consists of a two-phase microstructure — both ferritic stainless steel and austenitic stainless steel. Nitrogen is enhanced in Duplex 2205 compared to other duplexe stainless steel.
|Super Duplex Stainless Steel
||Desalination, marine, pulp & paper mill, chemical process pressure vessels, heat exchangers and piping, oil and gas industry, offshore oil industry.
||Desalination, flue-gas desulfurization, oil and gas industry, pollution control, chemical, pharmaceutical, mining and mineral industries, pulp and paper, power generation, marine industries
||Chemical process, marine etc.
||Aerospace, medical, marine and chemical processing industries and oil field services.
||Softest of common carbon steels. More likely to bend rather than break under intense pressure. Commonly used to make cranks, handles, and braces.
||High strength material is used when the deformation of a part is not allowed. Commonly used to cast firearm components and ratchets.
||8600 series is stronger than 1000 series but will bend prior to breakage. Commonly used to cast firearm components, housings, and nozzles.
||A2, S7, D2
||Used when parts will be under higher heat due to less distortion. Not corrosion resistant like stainless steel.
||Housing, covers, plates. Aluminum is lightweight and extremely corrosion resistant like stainless steel.