We’ve discussed in the past the common uses of 420F stainless steel and the industries they are usually applied, but we didn’t get into the details of why. That’s mostly because the benefits exceed our expectations! As a stainless steel distributor, we know a thing or two about quality metals, and we can’t say enough about this grade of steel. For now, we’ll keep it simple and tell you three benefits we think are more important.
Has a high hardness. As a free machining metal, the hardness of 420F stainless steel is outstanding. In some industries, replacing parts or tools is constantly occurring and in others, there is a necessity for tools that will last for years. 420F gives our customers the option to have long-lasting tools in their business.
Easy to machine, grind and polish. Depending on your needs for 420F, you will have easier machinability because it is a free machining metal. With the hardness that exists in 420F, it is certain that when you need your metal to meet specific qualifications, it can be done.
Great corrosion resistance. If you’re searching for the optimal way to preserve your tools, they must be cleaned through grinding and polishing before tempered to withstand corrosion and rust. Because of the hardened condition of 420F combined with the ability to better polish or grind this metal, you will receive great results.
Unfortunately for many who are searching for 420F stainless steel, it can be difficult. Luckily, when you work with Alliant Metals, you have access to it! We are one of the few distributors who carry 420F in round bar stock, starting at 3-inches and all the way up to 12-inches in diameter. To learn more about our inventory and how we can help you with your high quality metal needs, give us a call today at (800) 543-1453.