Custom Forged Stainless Steel Fluid Ends

Close up of forged stainless steel fluid end

Stainless steel fluid ends are components in high-pressure pumps responsible for moving fluid. These components are subjected to extreme stress and wear due to high-pressure operation and abrasive nature. Because stainless steel features advanced corrosion resistance and durability, it is an exceptional material for manufacturing fluid ends.

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Advantages of Open Die Forged Stainless Steel Fluid Ends

Open-die forging provides distinct advantages over alternative methods for manufacturing stainless steel fluid ends. A stainless steel fluid end produced through the open-die forging process results in greater strength and reliability than an identical fluid end manufactured from bar stock or other methods. With a continuous grain flow, our forged fluid ends set the standard for strength, consistency, and quality. Advantages of stainless steel fluid ends include:

  • Greater strength and ductility
  • Higher fatigue resistance
  • Finer grain size
  • Continuous grain flow
  • Improved microstructure

Custom Open Die Forged Fluid Ends at Great Lakes Forge

Specializing in open die forging, Great Lakes Forge manufactures custom stainless steel fluid ends for drilling and other high-performance applications. With the capability to manufacture custom forgings up to 4,000 pounds and 144" long, we can produce custom-forged fluid ends to match your design requirements. We manufacture custom-forged stainless steel fluid ends for superior performance.

Stainless Steel Grade Options for Custom Forged Fluid Ends

At Great Lakes Forge, we stock a wide range of premium materials, including various grades of stainless steel. Our extensive inventory allows us to produce fluid ends that meet your exact application requirements with fast order turnaround. Available grades of stainless steel we stock 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.

Industrial Applications for Stainless Steel Fluid Ends

Stainless steel's corrosion resistance, durability, and wear resistance make it an ideal material for fluid ends. These advanced properties make them suitable for heavy-duty applications, including drilling, mining, and other high-pressure manufacturing processes. The innate corrosion resistance of forged stainless steel fluid ends results in longer service life, reducing maintenance and replacement costs.

At Great Lakes Forge, we supply commercial and industrial customers in a wide range of industries with custom-forged stainless steel fluid ends, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Food & Beverage Processing
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas Drilling

Contact Great Lakes Forge for Custom Forged Stainless Steel Fluid Ends

At Great Lakes Forge, we are dedicated to providing our customers with high-quality custom-forged parts with fast order turnaround. Contact us to learn how we can supply your stainless steel fluid ends. For pricing estimates, request a quote online. Great Lakes Forge is your trusted source for premium forged components.