Custom Forged Stainless Steel Fluid Ends
Specializing in open die forging, Great Lakes Forge manufactures custom stainless steel fluid ends for drilling application. With over 70 years' forging experience, we have the expertise to produce custom fluid ends to meet your exact specifications.
We maintain a large inventory of stainless steel materials, which enables us to manufacture the custom forged fluid ends you need in some of the industry's fastest lead times. If you're on a tight deadline, our open die forging services are the solution you need.
Advantages of Forged Fluid Ends
A forged fluid end provides greater strength and reliability than an otherwise identical fluid end produced from bar stock or by other means. Our forged fluid ends set the standard for strength, consistency, and quality. Advantages of forged stainless steel fluid ends include:
- Continuous grain flow
- Improved microstructure
- Finer grain size
- Greater strength and ductility
- Higher fatigue resistance
Stainless Steel Fluid Ends
At Great Lakes Forge, we stock stainless steel in a range of standard grades to meet your application and performance requirements. Available grades include:
- 300 series stainless steel: 303, 304/304L, 316/316L
- 400 series stainless steel: 410, 420, 440C
- Precipitation hardening stainless steel: 13-8 VIM/VAR, 15-5 VAR, 17-4 pH
- Nitronic stainless steel: 50
- Additional stainless steel grades: A182F51 (2205), A182F6NM, custom 450 ESR
Other "specialty" grades are available upon request. Contact us to discuss your material specifications.
Contact Great Lakes Forge for Forged Stainless Steel Fluid Ends
We have the capabilities to manufacture custom forgings up to 6,000 pounds and 144" long. We can produce custom forged fluid ends to match your design requirements.