Aluminum and Stainless Steel Metal Fabrication

526 Dufferin Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2W 2Y6

Stainless Steel Fabrication

Stainless Steel Fabrication Winnipeg

Accufab Metalworks is known for providing superior stainless steel metal fabrication in Winnipeg to companies working in the transportation, aerospace and agriculture industries.

Stainless steels affords an impressive versatility that allows for a wide range of fabricating techniques. Although stainless steel has high work-hardening and strength rates, it’s also malleable enough to be welded, folded, bent, spun, machined or deep drawn.

Work hardening strengthens stainless steel through deformation. Exact rates of work hardening depends on the alloy grade of a piece of stainless steel. For example, austenitic steel has a slightly higher hardening rate than carbon steel. Commonly used in a fabrication process, austenitic steel is non-magnetic, corrosion-resistant and offers the benefits of formability.

 

We also match steel grades with the appropriate work hardening treatment. Austenitic stainless steel is hardened solely through a thermal process called “cold working.” This process is also applied to other stainless steel grades.

 

Martensitic and austenitic stainless steel benefit the most from a professionally completed work hardening application. Stainless steel that’s been cold drawn may achieve greater than 2000 MPa tensile properties. However, strength level of cold drawn steel is typically restricted to fine wire dimensions.

 

Rapid work hardening rates also improve the effectiveness of alloys in products requiring resistance to corrosion and high strength. In particular, the martensitic group of stainless steels offers the best hardness and corrosion-resistance levels needed in parts such as bearings, valves and tools.

Stainless Steel Grades and Uses

Austenitic Stainless Steel

  • General purpose--Grade 304

  • Gears, fittings and fasteners--Grade 303

  • Chemical applications--Grade 316

  • Projects requiring welding--Grade 304L

  • Projects involving high temperatures--Grade 309

  • Projects associated with chemicals--Grade 316

Ferritic Stainless Steels

  • Fasteners, shafts and axles--Grade 416

  • Vehicle exhaust systems--Grade 439

  • Vehicle heat exchangers--Grade 409

  • Food/agricultural industry--Grade 430

Precipitation-hardened Stainless Steel

  • Chemical, nuclear and aerospace projects--17-4PH

  • Fasteners, fittings and valves--15-5PH

Martensitic Stainless Steel:

  • Wear-resistant projects and bearings--Grade 440C

  • General purpose--Grade 410

Duplex Stainless Steel:

  • Desalination facilities and pressure vessels--2507

  • Pressure vessels and heat exchangers--2205

Accufab would be happy to answer all your questions about stainless steel and upcoming projects involving stainless steel. With over 20 years working to develop a 100% customer satisfaction rating in Canada and the U.S., our number one priority is you—the customer. Don't hesitate to call Accufab Metalworks today to learn how we can help streamline and maximize the quality of your next project.

Aftermarket Stainless Steel Parts Fabrication in Winnipeg

Accufab Metalworks also fabricates aftermarket stainless steel parts, or parts that were added to an aerospace, agricultural or transportation products after the product was placed on the market. If you need an aftermarket stainless steel part customized to meet certain specifications or compliance guidelines, contact us today for immediate assistance.