Machining components with metals can be expensive. The cost of materials to be used is a major factor, but there are lots of other things to consider, such as machining cost and utilization rates, tool consumption, and stoppages – whether planned or unplanned.
However, there are a few things that can be done to save both time and money, such as choosing the materials wisely so that they are the best fit for the components that need to make.
Sandvik’s latest addition to its growing Sanicro® range of nickel alloys and austenitic stainless steels, Sanicro® 825 is its first-ever nickel-iron-chrome alloy in both bar and hollow bar for tough acidic and seawater conditions.
With a minimum 40% nickel content, Sanicro® 825 offers a cost-efficient alternative to superalloys like 625 and 718.
But, most importantly for component manufacture, using the hollow bar version of Sanicro® 825 instead of the solid bar could cut machining costs by at least 50%. This is thanks to the reduced need for drilling, boring and other fabrication steps.
Whether it’s a flange, valve, or fitting, Sanicro® 825 allows to achieve net shape a lot faster.