So you want a Stainless Steel bolt? Not a problem, we can supply you with that, but what we will also give you is a little bit of information you may find handy whilst working with this particular compound.
Stainless Steel is a steel alloy combined with a minimum 10% chromium content, renowned for it’s anti rust, low corrosion, anti tarnish and durability properties. Before you launch into purchasing this handy versatile component, let me explain certain complexities you may encompass and ways in which to avoid them.
Stainless steel is a popular fastener material due to its inherent resistance to corrosion and generally higher tensile strength than commercial low carbon steel. However, during installation users may encounter galling resulting in
excessive wear, or in the worst case, seizing of the mating components, Figure
By identifying the likely causes, designers and assemblers can safeguard against this mischievous, and sometimes misunderstood, phenomenon. While galling can occur between a multitude of mating surfaces, this bulletin focuses on the causes and prevention associated with threaded fasteners.
Newly developed hardwearing super alloy materials call for innovative tools for effective and efficient machining. Sutton Tools’ latest product release—the Black Magic Carbide Drill ranges—provides the ideal solution for high-quality drilling of the latest materials found in the aerospace and oil & gas industries.
Sutton Tools has launched its new range of Black Magic Carbide Drills, aimed specifically at stainless steels and super alloys—such as austenitic stainless steels 304 and 316, duplex grades, and inconels 718 and 725—in the aerospace and oil & gas industries.