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Stainless Steel440 C is stocked by 55 North American distributors and produced by 28
large mills. Distributors will offer small quantity buys while mills will generally only sell
large quantities, with delivery times anywhere from 10 to 50 weeks depending on size and
form required
This material is stocked primarily in Bar Products by 45 distributors but is also available
to a lesser extent in Flat Rolled Products, Wire Products, Forging Products, and Fasteners.
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The following specifications cover Stainless Steel 440 C
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Chemistry Data : [top]
AISI 440C AMS 5618
AMS 5630 AMS 5880
ASTM A580 DIN 1.4125
QQ S763 UNS S44004
Carbon 0.95 - 1.2
Chromium 16 - 18
Iron Balance
Manganese 1 max
Molybdenum 0.75 max
Phosphorus 0.04 max
Silicon 1 max
Sulphur 0.03 max
Principal Design
This is a high carbon martensitic stainless with
moderate corrosion resistance good strength
and the ability to obtain and keep excellent
hardness (Rc 60) and wear resistance.
Applications Ball bearings and races, gage blocks, molds
and dies, cutlery, valve components, knives
and measuring instruments.
Machinability Best machined in the annealed condition.
Tough, stringy chips can be best handled by
the use of chip breakers. Carbide or ceramic
tooling is recommended.
Welding This alloy is not commonly welded due to its
tendency to air harden. If it must be welded,
preheat to 500 F (260 C) and post weld treat
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at 1350-1400 F (732-760 C) for 6 hours
followed by a slow furnace cooling to avoid
cracking. Use similar filler metal and high
heat inputs during operations.
Hot Working Pre-heat to 1400 F (760 C), then bring slowly
up to 1900-2200 F (1038-1204 C)before
proceeding. Do not work this material below
1700 F (927 C). Cool material slowly after
working and once at room temperature,
anneal fully.
Cold Working This alloy is considered only slightly cold
workable by common practices.
Annealing 1550-1600 F (843-871 C), followed by very
slow furnace cooling.
Tempering For maximum properties, soak at 300 F (148
C). Maximum obtainable hardness is RC 60.
Hardening Bring the material slowly up to 1400 F (760 C),
then on to a soak temperature of 1850 F (1010
C), air or oil cool.
Density (lb / cu. in.) 0.275
Specific Gravity 7.63
Specific Heat (Btu/lb/Deg F -
[32-212 Deg F])
Electrical Resistivity (microhm-
cm (at 68 Deg F))
Melting Point (Deg F) 2700
Modulus of Elasticity Tension 29
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