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What’s up guys? We’re back again and Michael’s Talkin Metal! Today our video will be another of the 440 stainless steel variants…… 440 C.

Type 440C  in aerospace standards has three levels of internal cleanliness required  depending on the specification.

The basic standard, AMS 5630 is for a normal air melt stainless steel.  AMS 5880 adds a requirement for internal cleanliness and testing to bearing quality levels. Premium quality AMS 5618 requires a second Consumable Electrode Melt and even more stringent cleanliness limits.

440C  has the UNS designation S44004. It is a martensitic alloy that can be heat treated to higher hardness and strength levels than type 440A due to its higher carbon content.

Typical applications require its increased strength and hardness and where the oxidation and corrosion resistance of this 17% chromium alloy is required.

Typical annealing temperature  is from  1550 to 1650 deg F followed by slow cooling.

Typical hardening range is 1800 to 1950 deg F followed by an air or oil quench depending on section size. Temper as required for desired hardness

Maximum corrosion resistance is achieved in the fully hardened condition.

440C is magnetic

440C       SAE 51440C    UNS S44004

Density:      point 28 lbs per cubic inch

Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion from 32 -212 deg F:

5.7 microinch per inch per deg F

Machinability rating: 40 %   (of 1212)

440 C Chemical Composition:
Carbon0.95 – 1.20 %
Manganese1.00 % Max
Silicon1.00 % Max
Phosphorus0.040 % Max *
Sulfur0.030 % Max **
Chromium16.00 – 18.00 %
Nickel0.75 % Max
Molybdenum0.40 – 0.65 %
Copper0.50 % Max
*Phosphorus  0.020 %  Max for CEM
**Sulfur 0.010 % Max for CEM

Typical maximum hardness in the annealed condition:  255 BHN

Response to heat treatment in standard sample: 58 RC Minimum

440C Specifications for annealed condition:
AMS 5630Bars and Forgings
AMS 5880Bars and Forgings – Bearing Quality
AMS 5618Bars and Forgings – Premium CEM Quality
AMS-QQ-S-763Bars, Shapes, and Forgings

ASTM and ASME standards for commercial applications are too numerous to detail here.

Refer to our website for more information and videos on stainless steels

Additional specifications and part requirements can alter what we have shown you here today.

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