304 Stainless Steel Springs
Springs manufactured from 304 stainless steel deliver aesthetic beauty, strength, and resistance to moisture without the sticker shock of other high-performance alloys. Raised amounts of chromium produce a surface oxide layer that’s self-healing and prohibits corrosion, making this easy-to-fabricate material perfect for consumer, commercial, and industrial applications not continually exposed to harsh chemicals or chlorides. .
Improve your application’s performance with Stalder Spring Works. We’re an ISO 9001:2015-certified manufacturer of custom 304 stainless steel springs.
Advantages of 304 Stainless Steel
Offering excellent corrosion resistance at an affordable price point, Alloy 304 is the world’s most widely used stainless steel type. It contains between 16 and 24 percent of chromium, up to 35 percent of nickel, and small amounts of carbon and manganese.
Commonly called general-purpose or everyday stainless steel, this austenitic material is manufactured using precision forming and drawing processes. Characteristics of Grade 304 stainless steel include: :
- High anti-corrosion properties
- Easy to machine, weld, and fabricate
- Hot workable
- Withstands high temperatures
- Superb aesthetic appeal
- Great structural integrity
- Low maintenance
Stainless steel 304 can be severely deep drawn. This capability has led to it being popular for consumer and commercial appliance and kitchenware applications, many of which rely upon springs for operation.
What’s the difference between Grade 316 and Grade 304 stainless steel?
The most common stainless steel grades are 316 and 304. Although the mechanical properties of both grades are comparable, their chemical compositions are distinctive. Type 316 stainless steel contains more nickel and includes molybdenum. Stainless steel 304 doesn’t contain molybdenum.
The more significant amounts of nickel and molybdenum mean Grade 316 stainless steel has better chemical resilience than Type 304 stainless steel. It also has a heightened resistance to acids and chlorides, including salt, which makes 316 stainless steel perfect for environments with consistent moisture exposure, such as:
- Pulp and paper
- Chemical processing
- Water treatment
However, the addition of nickel and molybdenum makes Grade 316 stainless steel more expensive than Type 304 stainless steel. For applications that need corrosion resistance, but not to the highest degree, then 304 stainless steel is an excellent all-around stainless steel spring material.
Type 304 stainless is strong, resists corrosion, and is more budget-friendly than Type 316 stainless steel, making it practical for everyday applications. With a higher melting point than Grade 316 stainless steel, Grade 304 stainless steel is ideal for high-temperature environments.
304 stainless steel spring manufacturing solutions
Whether you desire an off-the-shelf or custom spring product manufactured from 304 stainless steel, Stalder Spring Works is here to help. We’ve the capabilities, expertise, and quality-first mindset necessary to take your design from print to production.
Our team has extensive experience fabricating 304 stainless springs. Innovative equipment and a fantastic team enable us to manufacture this stainless steel type into springs of any size or shape.
Our 304 stainless compression springs offer market-leading compression opposition capabilities. With superb resistance to linear push forces, they are among the most efficient energy storage devices available.
Depending on complexity and size, orders are typically delivered in four weeks or less. We are devoted to providing high-quality 316 stainless steel that surpasses every applicable industry standard and customer specification.
Material is acquired from reputable suppliers, and compliance is verified upon arrival. Quality control personnel use precise testing and inspection equipment to ensure all of the wire meets purchase order requirements.
Contact us for more information about custom 304 stainless springs.