Stainless Steel Forgings

Stainless steel shafts prepared for forging at Great Lakes Forge Michigan
Custom forged stainless steel spindles in Traverse City, Michigan

Great Lakes Forge specializes in open die forging, We have the experience and expertise to produce the highest quality stainless steel forgings to meet various specifications. Our facility has the capabilities of producing metal forgings from 2.5" to 24" in diameter/thickness and up to 144" in length.

Stainless steel forgings from Great Lakes Forge are produced from our extensive inventory of raw sound center stainless steel billet. If your company is currently using a forging supplier that quotes long lead times, then turn to Great Lakes Forge for your stainless steel forging needs. Once your order is received we complete your forgings with the shortest lead times in the industry. Besides short lead times we also offer the greatest customer service in the industry.

Stainless Steel Inventory

Great Lakes Forge carries the following standard grades of stainless steel. In addition, we have built soild relationships with our stainless steel suppliers. This allows us to bring in and forge differing grades and specifications as necessitated by your project requirements.

  • 300 series stainless steel: 303, 304/304L, 316/316L, 317, 321, 347
  • 400 series stainless steel: 410, 420, 440C
  • Precipitation hardening stainless steel: 13-8 VIM/VAR, 15-5 VAR, 17-4
  • Nitronic stainless steel: 50, 60
  • Additional stainless steel grades: A182F51 (2205), A182F6NM, custom 450 ESR[H2] 

Stainless Steel Fluid Ends

Great Lakes Forge provides the highest graded stainless steel fluid ends in the industry. Compared to other companies that use carbon steel for their fluid ends, our stainless steel fluid ends provide nearly twice as much life as carbon steel ends. Once considered an expendable, throw-away item stainless steel fluid ends are more valuable now than ever before. Stainless steel fluid ends are less corrosive than carbon steel ends, so they are perfect for industries that continually deal with corrosive fluids.

Stainless Steel Forging Advantages

Stainless steel forgings contain a protective oxide layer that assists in corrosion assistance. These metal forgings resist stress cracking, crevice corrosion, pitting, deformation, and other hazards that could shorten the life span of a forged part.

In addition, stainless steel forgings retain all of the advantages of a forged part — the open die forging process retains the internal grain of the stainless steel, which creates a part that is much stronger than a cast or machined part.

Contact Great Lakes Forge today for a quote on your next Stainless Steel Forging project

Contact us for more information on stainless steel forgings or request a quote today. 


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