Creating stainless steel materials is not easy, the alloy has to be melted at high temperatures and the molten stainless steel is poured into molds which give the liquid the required shape. The process of melting and shaping the alloy into the required shape and size is called stainless steel casting.
Stainless steel is popular all over the world thanks to its many properties, including its resistance to corrosion and its incomparable strength.
Stainless steel casting process
the stainless steel casting The process requires precision and begins with smelting iron ore and mixing the appropriate amount of carbon content into the mixture. The process then moves to the molding stage where the molten metal is cooled into the shape of the mould.
CT5-6 level tolerance is used to cast the best quality stainless steel casting without any machining requirements. It also allows the process to be flawless, but the end product may require some processing depending on the intended use.
Different treatments for stainless steel casting
All stainless steel castings are different and you may want to give yours a thorough heat treatment which will make your stainless steel casting both stronger and more corrosion resistant.
Heat treatment is actually achieved by solution treatment which ensures that the final product has the correct ductility or hardness that may be required in a particular industry.
Before any type of treatment, the stainless steel castings are cleaned impeccably so that any oil or residue does not interfere with the treatment. Failure to do so can result in compromised work quality and may even affect the integrity of the metal.
Stainless steel castings are going to be used in some type of process or product and it will definitely require CNC machining. CNC machining involves laser-guided machines that cut the casting and achieve industrial precision that normal casting simply cannot achieve.
While manual labor can save you money, CNC machining is perfect for high precision industries where there is very little room for error.
Inspection after machining is also very critical, we use hand inspection equipment and gauges along with the latest Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) technology to measure and record all dimensions. This ensures that our customers always get the quality they want.
Whether you are looking for an electro-polishing of your steel castings or looking to go for a more satin finish, your stainless steel casting needs to be in good hands and put to good use.
The type of surface finish depends on the intended use and will always comply with customer requirements. You can opt for the highly reflective mirror finish if your stainless steel casting is going to be the center of attention.
Stainless steel castings are never truly complete until their surface and construction have been tested to the required level of quality. This involves testing the final product for chemical treatments requested by customers or the uniformity of the protective chrome layer requested by some customers.
The perfect quality assurance department ensures that the polishing is uniform and achieves the result it actually set for.
The Cirex promise
Cirex Foundry promises state-of-the-art processes and decades of experience from the professionals and state-of-the-art equipment used in our foundry. From shot blasting that saves costs while polishing the surface of stainless steel castings to glass bead blasting, Cirex customers have spread everywhere thanks to the uncompromising quality and professional work ethic.