Metal spinning offers many distinct advantages, one of them being the ability to uniformly spin form a wide variety of materials.
Stainless steel is one of the most common materials used in metal spinning – specifically the 300 and 400 series – and is ideal for a wide range of applications and industries. The 300 and 400 series stainless steel are the most widely used and most advantageous of all stainless steel products.
Stainless steels are iron alloys with a minimum of 10.5% chromium that allows the formation of a passive chromium oxide layer on the material, which provides superior corrosion resistance. The exact composition of the alloy elements in stainless steel provides the material with specific structural characteristics.
- Stainless Steel 300 Series: 300 Series products are the most commonly used of the stainless steel family; they have a crystalline inherent structure and they are non-magnetic materials. 300 Series products are most commonly made of chromium, nickel, and molybdenum. All 300 Series stainless steels are well-known for their resistance to extreme corrosion, simple maintenance, and the ability to maintain strength at high temperatures. 300 Series also resist etching and cracking better than other grades of stainless steel. They are commonly used in aerospace, automotive, construction, and other applications.
- Stainless Steel 400 Series: These stainless steels generally contain chromium and manganese and are magnetic. While they still exhibit the corrosion resistance that is typical of stainless steel in general, they are less corrosion-resistant than the 300 series, and therefore typically cost less. These products are known for providing good surface finishes.
In general, stainless steels are known for the following benefits:
- Resistance Heat and corrosion
- Ease of fabrication
- Excellent strength-to-weight ratio
Metal Spinning and Stainless Steel
Due to the many benefits of metal spinning combined with the unique characteristics of stainless steel, the results are ideally formed, aesthetically-pleasing products that include a wide range of industrial parts and equipment, cookware, instruments, decorative parts, and more. Helander can metal spin stainless steel parts up to 0.250 of an inch thick.