303 Stainless Turned, Ground & Polished Precision Shafting is a non-magnetic, austenitic stainless steel that is not able to be hardened by heat treatment. It is the free machining modification of the basic 18% chromium / 8% nickel stainless steel. Alloy 303 was specially designed to exhibit improved machinability while maintaining good mechanical and corrosion-resistant properties. Due to the presence of sulfur in the steel composition, Alloy 303 is the most readily machinable austenitic stainless steel; however, the sulfur addition does lower Alloy 303’s corrosion resistance to below that of Alloy 304. Like other austenitic grades, Alloy 303 demonstrates excellent toughness, although the sulfur does reduce this a little as well.
Meets ASTM A582
TG&P Bar Diameter Tolerances
Benefits of 303 TG&P Shafting
- Corrosion resistant to harsh atmospheric elements
- Excellent machinability for precise shapes and sizes
- Precision machining applications include the chemical and aerospace industries
- High-quality finish