Martensitic stainless steel with good strength and hardness but excellent corrosion resistance and wear resistance.
Valve components, pump parts, and bearings.
Wrought UNS: S44003
Wrought Grade: 440B
Typical Chemical Composition (% by wt.)
Other: Mo 0.75
Minimum Mechanical Properties
Heat Treatment: Anneal
NOTES: Brinell value is MAX.
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Non-ferrous alloys are, literally, materials that are not iron-based. While others may provide non-ferrous materials of other materials, the MetalTek family of non-ferrous alloys are copper-based. In general, these materials deliver high strength, and excellent wear and corrosion resistance. They are often found in marine applications and also bushing, bearing, and gear environments.
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