Prodec

Stainless steels for superior machinability

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Stainless steel grades optimized for improved machinability with longer tool life and enhanced quality.

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Benefits

Why Prodec range

  • Based on V15 testing results you can optimize machining speeds for Prodec 304L/4307 up to 300 m/min which can lead to significant cost savings per component.
  • Prodec can double tool lifetime.
  • Superior quality and tolerances as Prodec expands the machining window, leading to superior chip formation while avoiding built up edge and tool wear.

Attributes

  • Prodec range products are corrosion resistant within the range typically expected from comparable stainless steel products.
  • Enables higher machining speeds, longer tool life, and superior part quality with reduced total cost for finished parts.
  • Similar corrosion resistance to traditionally produced stainless steel grades.

Prodec range

The Prodec range comprises stainless steel grades that are optimized for consistently superior machinability, enabling faster machining speed, longer tool life, and enhanced quality.

Extensive technical knowledge and our end-to-end production chain enables us to optimize the material's machinability properties through all steps of the process.

Unlike typical grades optimized for machinability, Prodec products have similar 
corrosion resistance to conventionally produced stainless steel grades.

Grades and dimensions

ROUND BAR

 

Offering in metric (mm)

Offering in imperial (in)

Cold drawn

6–25.4

0.25–1.00

Peeled

12.7–220

0.50–15.75

Black bar

30–230

1.19–15.75

 

HEXAGON AND SQUARE BAR

 

Offering in metric (mm)

Offering in imperial (in)

Hexagon

8–60

0.31–3.00

Square

8–70

0.31–3.00

 

HOT ROLLED PLATE (DEGERFORS SWEDEN)

 

Max. offering in metric (mm)

Max. offering in imperial (in)

Width

3,200

140

Thickness

130

6

Length

13,500

420

Prodec 304L/4307

A version of Core 304L/4307 with improved machinability. Improves productivity with faster machining, longer tool life, better dimensional tolerances, superior machined surface quality, and improved yields compared to conventionally produced Core 304L/4307.

EN 1.4307

ASTM type 304L

ASTM UNS S30403

Microstructure Austenitic

Typical applications

  • Fasteners
  • Flanges and valves
  • Pressure fittings
  • Machined components

Datasheet

Download Prodec data sheet for more information on corrosion resistance, mechnanical properties, physical properties and fabrication

Typical chemical composition, % by mass

C 0.02

Cr 18.1

Ni 8.1

Mo -

N -

Others -

Prodec 316/4404

A version of Supra 316L/4404 with improved machinability. Improves productivity with faster machining, longer tool life, better dimensional tolerances, superior machined surface quality, and improved yields compared to conventionally produced Supra 316L/4404.

EN 1.4404

ASTM type 316L

ASTM UNS S31603

Microstructure Austenitic

Typical applications

  • Fasteners
  • Flanges and valves
  • Pressure fittings
  • Machined components

Datasheet

Download Prodec data sheet for more information on corrosion resistance, mechnanical properties, physical properties and fabrication

Typical chemical composition, % by mass

C 0.02

Cr 17.2

Ni 10.1

Mo 2.1

N -

Others -

Prodec 303/4305

For applications that use 303/1.4305. This product gives you faster machining, longer tool life, better tolerances, superior machined surface quality, and reduced scrap losses compared to conventionally produced 303/1.4305. 

EN 1.4305

ASTM type 303

ASTM UNS S30300

Microstructure Austenitic

Typical applications

  • Nuts, bolts, and screws
  • Gears
  • Shafts
  • Bearings
  • Machined parts for process equipment

Typical chemical composition, % by mass

C 0.05

Cr 17.2

Ni 8.1

Mo -

N -

Others 0.3S

Prodec 17-4PH

A martensitic, precipitation hardening stainless steel for applications that use Dura 17-4PH. It improves productivity with faster machining, longer tool life, better dimensional tolerances, superior machined surface quality, and improved yields when compared to conventionally produced Dura 17-4PH.

EN 1.4542

ASTM type 630

ASTM UNS S17400

Microstructure Precipitation hardening

Usage

  • Fasteners
  • Flanges
  • Oil field valve equipment
  • Pressure fittings
  • Chemical process equipment
  • Paper mill equipment
  • Aircraft parts

Typical chemical composition, % by mass

C 0.02

Cr 15.5

Ni 4.8

Mo -

N -

Others 3.4Cu Nb

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Standards and approvals

 EN 10088-2   
 EN 10088-3  
 EN 10088-4   
 EN 10088-5  
 EN 10272  
 ASME SA479  
 ASTM A479/479M  
 ASTM A276  
 ASTM A555  
 ASTM A493  

The most commonly used international product standards are given in the table above. For a list of standards by product, see steelfinder.outokumpu.com

Outokumpu meets the most common certifications and approvals around the world, including:

  • AD 2000 Merkblatt
  • Approval of Material Manufacturers
  • Factory Production Control Certificate
  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • ISO 50001
  • ISO/TS 16949
  • NORSOK
  • OHSAS 18001
  • Pressure Equipment Directive (PED)

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