301 Stainless, 17-4 & 17-7 PH Stainless

Suitable for industrial and medical applications, 400 series martensitic steel is much more corrosion-resistant than carbon steel and can be sharpened to equally-keen edge sharpness. Cadence maintains an extensive inventory of Razor Blade Stainless steel in thicknesses from .010”-.062” thick, as well as 420 “Cutlery Grade” Stainless steel.

AUSTENITIC STAINLESS STEELS

STEEL TYPE 301 SS EXTRA HIGH YIELD 17-4 PH CONDITION H 900 17-7 PH CONDITION CH 900 17-7 PH CONDITION RH 950
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: (%)
CARBON (C).15 MAX.07 MAX.09 MAX.09 MAX
MANGANESE (Mn)2.00 MAX1.00 MAX1.00 MAX1.00 MAX
SILICON (Si)1.00 MAX1.00 MAX1.00 MAX1.00 MAX
CHROMIUM (Cr)17171717
TUNGSTEN (W)
VANADIUM (V)
COBALT (Co)
NICKEL (Ni)7477
MOLYBDENUM (Mo)
OTHER4.00 Cu.75/1.50 Al.75/1.50 Al
TYPICAL HARDNESS, Rc50455046
WEAR RESISTANCELOWLOWLOW - MODLOW
WEAR INDEX ESTIMATE<1111
TOUGHNESS / SHOCK RESISTANCEHIGHHIGHHIGHHIGH
MATERIAL COSTMODMODHIGHMOD
FABRICATION COSTLOW - MODMODLOW - MODMOD
AVAILABILITYLIMITEDLTD - GOODLTD - GOODLTD - GOOD
STOCKED THICKNESSES (in inches).015, .025
THICKNESS RANGE<.030.015 - .125+.005 - .050.008 - .125+
CORROSION RESISTANCEEXCELLENTEXCELLENTEXCELLENTEXCELLENT

Please Note: This data is provided at no charge for the intended purpose of providing material application options to potential blade users. It is offered subject to the usual disclaimer that we have used sources and estimates believed to be reliable in the development of this information, but do not guarantee its accuracy in specific applications. Please note that the chemical elements noted by % are believed to be the major elements affecting performance. Other trace levels of elements may be found depending on supplier and heat number. This data should not be relied on in lieu of application-specific testing. Further, if you see data in these charts that you do not believe is accurate, we would appreciate your calling us with that information at 800-252-3371.