Stainless steel cut wire shot is our particular specialty. Stainless steel cut wire shot is being used in an increasing number of important applications where ferrous contamination in blasting stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, or other non-ferrous work objects could be harmful. It is also used in peening these metals (stainless steel, titanium, brass or aluminum) in work objects that are subject to stress corrosion cracking.
THE CASE FOR STAINLESS
The economic case for using stainless cut wire shot in peening and blast cleaning operations is quite easy to make. Cut wire does not fracture or break down during use because it is a solid piece. As a result, you get these benefits:
- Stainless steel cut wire shot has a significantly longer useful life than cast steel shot or grit and carbon cut wire shot
- Dust generation is significantly lower – blasting operations are much cleaner
- Stainless steel cut wire shot produces excellent results because of its uniformity and strength
- It will make you a “Greener” organization because disposal of spent media will be significantly reduced. (You won’t need as much shot, inventory requirements will be lower, and inbound freight will cost less.)
- You will NOT introduce ferrous contamination to non-ferrous castings or work objects as occurs with the use of cast steel or carbon cut wire shot
AVAILABLE IN TWO SERIES WITH DIFFERENT HARDNESS
302/304 Spring Wire Class I
Applications: Prevents ferrous contamination when blasting or peening stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, or other non-ferrous work objects.
Specs: Available in conditioned form with certification to meet MILS 13165C, SAE J441, and aerospace specification AMS 2431/4. Stainless Steel Cut Wire Shot has a Rockwell C hardness of 50 - 58 HRC.
Available on a special order basis, 316 is a higher nickel-bearing grade and offers superior corrosion resistance in heat exchangers and fluidized beds. Being non magnetic, it can be used in tumbling or vibratory applications where magnetic separation is desired. This material has a Rockwell C hardness of 30 – 35.
Type 430 is a straight chrome grade and available where lower hardness media is desired.
Applications: For preparing aluminum for paint removal and on aluminum die castings for deflashing and finishing.
Specs: Prevents ferrous contamination – but softer (at HRC 30 – 35) and less expensive than 300 Series Stainless.
Stainless Steel Cut Wire Specifications
012" - .125"
(.30mm - 3.2mm)
Type 302/304 Spring
Wire Class I
|50 - 58 C||513 - 653|
|316 & 430 Alloy Wire||30 - 35 C||302 - 345|