Stainless Steel 17-4PH Plate Distributor
Stainless Steel 17-4PH plates come in a variety of forms that are useful for several products including any possible circuit boards that could be useful in electronic devices, or even for any decorative laminates. Plates are used for all kinds of purposes, especially within the aerospace industry. At AMC, we aim to provide the following options for this particular grade of stainless steel.
Stainless Steel 17-4PH Plate Availability
- AMS 5622
- AMS 5643
- AMS 5604
Stainless Steel 17-4PH Bars Distributor
Stainless Steel 17-4PH Bars
- AMS 5622
- AMS 5643
- AMS 5604
Stainless Steel 17-4PH Supplier and Distributor
Because of the presence of a chromium content, stainless steel products present a resistance to the forming of ferric oxide. The film formed by it protects the material from corrosive attacks and even enables it to enter a phase of self-healing when it is exposed to oxygen. The corrosion resistance of SS 17-4 is comparable to 304 stainless steel and even considered superior to the 400 stainless steel series. The nitrogen content in these materials also assists in preventing the phenomenon of pitting in their surfaces. To eventually come up with this alloy, many years of discoveries were necessary from which eventually coalesced this novel and modern day product. Starting with observations in cutlery that was not rusting as other metals would in the early 1800s, the chromium steel soon became useful in the production of cannons before the Civil War. Beginning in the early 20th Century it’s rust resistant properties were being marketed to a mass consumer market and other business fields. Like many metallic products, it was post World War II America that great advances in technology enabled the mass production of this valuable alloy.
Since stainless began being produced on a massive-scale for building and large applications, there have been other uses discovered. One example is how wire products have been drawn from the stainless products for countless applications. One less known application can be considered the use of stainless steel wiring in clothing articles such as bras or hangers, or perhaps other varieties of the metal's available forms being used to create collar stays for men’s business shirts and several kinds of decorative pieces. This product is considered one of the four major classes of metal, the other three being magnetic alloys, tool and die steels, and structural steels. Stainless steels are not just an ideal product for its versatility in projects concerning construction and its ductile properties that are generally quite useful in appliances, but they are also highly desired as it is recyclable. This SS 17-4PH alloy comes in different specifications that were generated for the industries that use this alloy product. Those specifications are codified often under AMS or NACE codes, amongst others.
Chemistry of SS 17-4PHThe chemistry that comes together to make use of this alloy consists of Iron (Fe), Chromium (Cr), Nickel (Ni), Copper (Cu), Manganese (Mn), Silicon (Si), Tantalum (Ta), Niobium (Nb), Carbon (C), Phosphorus (P), and Sulfur (S). This product is also defined by certain specifications regarding the percentage by weight of these elements to produce the desired result in an end product. These ratios exist such as: Iron (73%), Chromium (15 to 18%), Nickel (3 to 5%), Copper (3 to 5%), Manganese (1%), Silicon (1%), Tantalum (less than 1%), Niobium (less than 1%), Carbon (less than 1%), Phosphorus (less than 1%), and Sulfur (less than 1%). This metal has a shear modulus of 77.4 GPa (or 0.011 ksi), a modulus of elasticity of 190 to 210 GPa (or 0.02 to 0.03 ksi), and a Poisson's ratio of 0.27 to 0.30.
Our Stainless Steel 17-4PH Products
At AMC, we sell a variety of excellent quality products that can be used in the production of a wide range of parts in a plane according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These aircraft parts include structural components as well as machined parts, springs, tie rods, castings, and control cables. The kinds available at AMC fall between the AMS specification numbers of 5528 to 5682. For this metal in particular, we offer SS bars and SS plates as forms of this alloy for purchase.