17-4 PH Stainless Steel Casting

17-4 PH Stainless Steel is the most widely used stainless steel casting alloy of all the precipitation-hardening stainless steels. It contains approximately 15–17.5% chromium and 3–5% nickel, as well as 3–5% copper. The name comes from the chemical makeup which is approximately 17% chromium and 4% nickel.

17-4 PH Stainless Steel Composition
Type C Mn P S Si Cr Ni Cu Nb
17-4 ph 0.07 max. 1.00 max. 0.040 max. 0.030 max. 1.00 max. 15.00-17.50 3.00-5.00 3.00-5.00 0.15-0.45

Features of 17-4 PH Stainless Steel

  • High strength and hardness.
  • Excellent fatigue properties.
  • Good corrosion resistance.
  • Good castability, and minimum distortion upon heat treatment.
  • In high-heat treated conditions, 17-4 PH stainless steel possesses excellent mechanical propertie.

Process of 17-4 Stainless Steel Casting

17-4 PH Stainless Steel Casting

The investment casting process has been used to creat stainless steel castings for a long history, and such casting technic can creat 17-4 ph stainless steel castings in accurate dimensions and good surface finish. The steps of 17-4 ph stainless steel castings are given below:

  • Making a mold according to 3d file.
  • Filling the mold with wax to creat wax patterns, inspect and modify the patterns if there is any defect.
  • Weld the wax patterns to form a assembly.
  • Dipping the wax into ceramic slurry to form a shell.
  • Heating the ceramic shell to remove the wax.
  • Pouring the molten shell.
  • Breaking off the shell, and shot blasting or operate other surface finishing.

CFS Stainless Steel Foundry is very skilled at custom 17-4 ph stainless steel investment castings for a variety of applications, including oil & gas industry, food processing equipment, aerospace parts, chemical processing equipment, etc. As the top leading stainless steel casting manufacturer in China, our company can customize 17-4 ph stainless steel castings in different sizes and shapes. Besides, we can also provide extra machining and surface treatment services following our customer’s idea. Any inquiry on 17-4 ph stainless steel casting, pls do not hesitate to contact us!