So, you’re interested in learning more about the stainless alloy. Great! You’re in the right place. Precision Alloys and Metals Ltd. is happy to provide you with the basic information about stainless steel alloys you need to know.

First, let’s discuss some of the most popular alloys available to metal fabricators, welders, manufacturers, and companies who need a corrosion-resistant material.

Stainless steel is a unique blend of iron and chromium, giving it the unique ability to resist water or other chemicals. As a result, it’s useable for many purposes – everything from aircraft carriers to soda cans to jewelry containers.

465 Stainless Alloy

The proprietary 461 is a martensitic, high-nickel, chromium-rich stainless steel alloy. It’s shown to increase tensile strength and fracture toughness, making it an ideal material for aerospace applications that need these characteristics.

It’s a versatile metal used in various applications, including aircraft and automobile parts, medical devices, oil fields, sports equipment, and high-performance racing. Primarily chromium and nickel-based, molybdenum and titanium are other components found in 465 stainless alloys.

455 Stainless Alloy

455 stainless alloy offers corrosion resistance to atmospheric environments. It’s a martensitic age-hardenable stainless steel that’s relatively soft and formable when in annealed condition.

This stainless steel may be machined and welded the same way as other stainless steel in the annealed state. This material should get considered for projects where the simplicity of heat treatment, ease of fabrication, high strength, and corrosion resistance are all important.

Biodor 316ls

Biodor 316ls is a 316L stainless steel designed to provide superior corrosion resistance to other austenitic grades. It’s the first alloy in the biodor alloys family, including 321biod or 317lss, and is still composed entirely of non-aging austenite.

The high chromium content (16%) provides excellent protection against pitting and crevice corrosion, making it a versatile choice for a wide range of chemical environments. It’s also resistant to chloride-ion stress-corrosion cracking and has good resistance to uniform corrosion.

Use Applications For These Metal Alloys

Metal alloys serve as the critical materials for a large variety of applications. They can be used in multiple industries and tailored to fit specific requirements. Alloys such as 465 stainless steel, 455 stainless steel, and biodor 316ls alloys comprise many different components that work together to produce a finished product with targeted properties desired by the customer. Industries where the use of metal alloys are common include:

  • Car manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Oil rig production & development
  • Ship-building industry

These are just a handful of industries that rely on metal alloys for their operations and need corrosion resistance, durability, and formability, to make their products. The ability to produce these alloys for multiple industries demonstrates how diverse these metal alloys are and how they can get used for construction, fabrication, and manufacturing.

So, now you know more about stainless alloys, Precision Alloys and Metals Ltd. is here to help with anything else you might need to know about these metal alloys or others. Feel free to check out our website at for more information, or give us a call to discuss your metal alloy needs today.

Precision Alloy Services is a specialty metals distributor and processor located in Bowling Green, Ohio. Precision Alloy Services quality management system is certified to ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100 Rev D, and we carry a large inventory of materials including nickel, cobalt, aluminum and titanium alloys, stainless steels and specialty alloy steels in a variety of sizes of sheet, plate, bar, and wire. Processing includes bar sawing, water-jet cutting, chamfering and other services. Contact Us for more information.

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