Nitronic 50 Stainless Steel

Properties of Nitronic 50 Stainless Steel

Nitronic 50 stainless steel is an austenitic alloy with nitrogen added to give it increased strength and corrosion resistance. Also known as UNS S20910 or ASTM XM-19, this material provides greater corrosion resistance and double the yield strength of 316 stainless steel. Nitronic 50 stainless exhibits very good mechanical properties at extreme hot or cold temperatures, and, unlike many other austenitic stainless steels, exhibits very low magnetic permeability when cold worked or cooled to sub-zero temperatures.

Nitronic 50 Stainless Steel Composition


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Nitronic 50 Stainless Steel Hardness

Annealed nitronic 50 stainless steel has a Brinell scale hardness of 150, and a Rockwell hardness of B80. Nitronic 50 stainless cannot be hardened by heat treatment; cold working will increase strength and hardness.

Heat Treating Nitronic 50 Stainless Steel

Nitronic 50 stainless steel can be annealed by heating the material to temperatures between 1950-2050°F (1066-1121°C) and cooling/quenching rapidly. If used as in a highly corrosive environment, annealing should be performed at maximum temperature (2050°F) to minimize the risk of intergranular attack.

Nitronic 50 Stainless Steel Machinability

Nitronic 50's machinability characteristics are similar to other austenitic stainless steels. However, due to its high work hardening rate, nitronic 50 stainless requires more power, slower speeds, and higher rigidity. Carbide-coated tooling is recommended.

Great Lakes Forge & Nitronic 50 Stainless Steel

Great Lakes Forge provides nitronic 50 stainless steel forging services with industry-leading lead times. We support short to long run production, as well as prototype forging.

We have the capabilities to produce nitronic 50 forgings up to 6,000 lbs., from 2.5" to 24" in diameter/thickness, and up to 12' long. Forgeable shapes include rounds, discs, sleeves, flat, square, or round bars, hubs, spindles, stepshafts, blocks, rectangles, flats, sheets, and plates, as well as custom shapes.

We utilize an in-house machine shop, quality-controlled heat-treating processes, and complete testing capabilities to ensure that the quality, consistency, and dimensional accuracy of our nitronic 50 forgings meet your unique requirements.

Great Lakes Forge can for over 200 different materials in addition to nitronic 50 stainless steel. If your forging project requires a specific grade of steel or specialty material, please don't hesitate to contact us. We may have the material you need in our inventory; if not, close relationships with our material providers enable us to procure the material you're looking for quickly and cost-effectively.

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