Most grades of stainless steel have multiple uses and applications, but few are as versatile as 410 stainless steel. With applications in domestic, industrial, and medical settings, 410 steel is used daily by most people. At Alliant Metals, we supply stainless steel for uses across several industries.
410 steel has high corrosion resistance and the ability to be hardened easily. Because of these characteristics, you often find it in cutlery, knives, blades, kitchen utensils, and other culinary tools. Both domestic and commercial kitchens use these tools, so you likely use 410 steel every day.
For the same reasons that 410 steel is excellent for kitchen applications, it is also a common grade for fasteners, screws, and similar hardware. It is also easy to machine, which means it can be precisely cut into small shapes.
Its resistance to corrosion, heat, and wear makes 410 steel suitable for many industrial applications. Pumps, valves, fittings, and gears are key components in many types of industrial equipment that require high corrosion resistance, durability, and precise machining.
Medical and dental professionals need to sterilize their instruments regularly, so corrosion resistance is an essential characteristic. 410 steel can be sterilized many, many times without corroding, making it safe for medical and dental applications.
The production of firearm barrels, shotgun chokes, and certain firearm components also utilizes 410 stainless steel. Its hardness, strength, and corrosion resistance make it ideal for firearm applications, where high heat, corrosion, and stress all need to be taken into consideration.
The petrochemical industry—the refining and processing of petroleum or natural gas—needs equipment that is corrosion-resistant and can withstand high temperatures. This industry often uses 410 steel for valves, pumps, fittings, and other components.
410 stainless steel has the ability to maintain its strength and hardness at high temperatures, so it is ideal for components that need to operate in those conditions. Springs and fasteners, in particular, are often made from 410 steel, but it is also found in other components.
We supply high-quality stainless steel products to customers across several industries and for many applications. Our team at Alliant Metals will work with you to select the best grades and materials for your industry and project.