Outokumpu Prodec range products enable higher machining speeds, longer tool life, and superior part quality with reduced total cost for finished parts.
Outokumpu Prodec range products can be hot forged or readily formed and fabricated with the full range of cold forming operations. They can be used in heading, drawing, bending, and upsetting. Cold forming operations will increase the strength and hardness of the material, and may leave it slightly magnetic. For Prodec 17-4PH, cold forming or fabrication should be done prior to the final solution annealing and age hardening treatments.
Prodec 304L/4307 and 316L/4307 are readily weldable with the full range of conventional welding methods with the exception of oxyacetylene. Prodec 303/4305 stainless steel is not recommended for applications requiring welding. Prodec 17-4PH can be satisfactorily welded with either 630 or AWS E308L/ER308L welding consumables.
More information is available in the Outokumpu Welding Handbook, available from our
local sales offices