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CastCon - 316 Stainless Steel
Manufactured by CastCon Process
CastCon is a new manufacturing approach capable of producing parts with a wide variety of sizes, shapes, materials and structural characteristics. The mechanical properties of CastCon parts can be as good as those of wrought materials.
Applications of 316 stainless steel
One of the most commonly used stainless steels. Various castings used in the aircraft, chemical processing, electronic, nuclear, fertilizer, food processing, guided missile, marine, mining, oil refining, pharmaceutical, plastics, power plant, soap, and textile industries.
Property Comparison Between Wrought
and CastCon 316 Stainless Steel
|Product Form||Tensile strength
|0.2% yield strength
|Wrought1||Hot finished and annealed bar||75||30||40|
|Cold finished and annealed bar||75||30||30|
|Cold finished wire||90||45||40|
|Annealed plate, sheet and strip||75||30||40|
|CastCon||(Specimen produced from Anval 316 ss powder, as consolidated)||100.8||48.7||38.4|
1Metals Handbook Tenth Edition, Volume 1, Properties and Selection: Irons, Steels, and High Performance Alloys (1990), ASM International, p855.