Custom Forged Stainless Steel Blocks
High-pressure stainless steel forging blocks are created through a manufacturing process that utilizes localized compressive forces. Stainless steel forged blocks are considered a raw supply product, even though they are extensively worked and refined to improve the properties of the metal.
Stainless steel forging blocks are not finished products; instead, they are used by machine shops and product manufacturers to create a finished part. Great Lakes Forge is your trusted premium forging manufacturer. We supply steel forging products based on your unique project specifications.
Contact us for more information on the benefits and practical uses of our forged stainless steel blocks, or call us at 800-748-0271, and one of our expert associates will be happy to assist you.
Stainless Steel Forged Block Manufacturing Capabilities
At Great Lakes Forge, we inventory many sound center billet material grades from which we manufacture our forged stainless steel blocks. Our inventory of stainless steel forging blocks includes the following SS alloys:
- 316 & 316L
- Nitronic 50
Our in-stock selection of stainless steel forging block makes it easy to find the ideal material to match your project's specification requirements. We can manufacture high-pressure forged stainless steel blocks that provide excellent corrosion resistance and a perfect finish for many types of unique applications.
Forged Stainless Steel Blocks for High-Pressure Applications
Great Lakes Forge's stainless steel forged blocks are ideal for high-pressure applications, highly corrosive environments, and other specialized uses. Our forged stainless steel blocks are commonly used in a broad range of industries, including:
- Oil & Gas
- Power generation
- Medical Chemical
- Food processing
Forged Stainless Steel Block Advantages
Stainless steel forged blocks are valued for the enhancements they lend parts for performance in high-pressure environments, applications in which corrosion resistance is essential, and any application in general that requires greater strength or longer life out of the finished parts. They are also preferred over standard plate or bar steel stock delivered directly from the mill due to the inherent advantages that the forging process offers, including greater impact strength.
Some of the additional benefits that high-pressure forged stainless steel blocks provide include:
- Quality controlled heat treating that produces a consistent product
- Testing capabilities to ensure quality and adhere to your requirements
- Ideal for prototypes and short-run situations
- Produce sizes that aren’t available in plate or bar stock
- Quickest lead times in the industry
- Wide range of stainless, carbon, and alloy steels
- Milling capabilities that bring the product closer to size at reasonable costs
Stainless Steel Forging Blanket Orders Provide Cost Sustainability
Due to the constant fluctuation in stainless steel prices, Great Lakes Forge can work with you on blanket orders to help control your costs on repeated stainless steel forging orders. Blanket orders can be tailored to meet your needs for steel grade, quantity, delivery releases, and other controllable aspects of your product resource agenda.
Stainless Steel Block Forging Value Added Services
Great Lakes Forge offers several additional services to supplement our forged stainless steel blocks. Some of the other services that we can provide to custom tailor your stainless steel forged blocks include:
- CNC Milling
- CNC machining
- Ultrasonic testing
- Mechanical testing
- Age hardening
- Solution annealing
Additional Forged Part Manufacturing Capabilities
If you're looking for improved properties and quality over standard stainless steel plate or flat bar, rely on GLF’s forged stainless steel products. If the plate thickness your project requires is unavailable or your supplier is quoting long lead times for stainless steel, we can produce forged stainless steel parts in numerous size configurations with short lead times. Our forged part options include:
Why Choose Great Lakes Forge for Custom Stainless Steel Forging Block?
As a smaller and privately-owned metal open-die forging manufacturer, Great Lakes Forge can be a quality supplier to your company thanks to our:
- Shorter Lead Times
- Flatline management team
- No parent company with mixed agendas
- Belief that your business means a lot; you're not just another account
- Greater attention to detail
- Ability to manufacture forged stainless steel blocks with thicknesses as small as to 1.5” and weights up to 4,000 lbs
- The attitude that "bigger is not always better"
Contact Great Lakes Forge for Forged Stainless Steel Blocks Today
Great Lakes Forge offers superior quality forged stainless steel blocks with some of the fastest lead times in the industry. Contact us today for more information, or request a quote for further pricing details.