Nitronic 60

Nitronic 60 is an all-purpose stainless steel alloy, ideal for parts that require wear and gall resistance at a lower cost. It has a slightly lower corrosion resistance than some other stainless steel alloys, but has much higher stress cracking, chloride pitting, seawater, and gall resistances. Nitronic 60 has a relatively low hardness compared to other nickel alloys, but has a much higher heat resistance due to a thin, adherent oxide film.

Nitronic 60 has a machining cost factor of 9.0 when compared to steel 12L14. It can be readily welded. Nitronic 60 does not respond to heat treatment, but can be cold worked or case hardened to improve hardness.

Industries & Applications

  • Bushings
  • Shafts
  • Pins
  • Pump and valve components

Nitronic 60 Characteristics

TEMPER

Yield Strength

Ultimate Tensile Strength

Modulus of Elasticity

Brinell Hardness (500kg/10mm)

 

58

110

32,000

200

 

Special Alloy Cost Comparison

Type General Characteristics Alloy Common Applications Tolerances for a 1/2" Dia. Bar Material Cost Factor Machining Cost Factor
Special Alloy
Stress cracking, chloride pitting, seawater, and gall resistances
Nitronic 60
Bushings, shafts, pins, pump and valve components
MRI equipment
    +
.002
5.8 9

Common Material Cost Comparison

Type General Characteristics Alloy Common Applications Tolerances for a 1/2" Dia. Bar Material Cost Factor Machining Cost Factor
Steel
Designed for excellent machinability. Case hard only
12L14
Endless commercial products; probably more pounds used in turned products than any other bar stock
Cold drawn
0
1 1
Stainless Steel
Designed for machining, non-magnetic
303
Electronic hardware, automotive, aerospace, medical instruments, and many applications requiring corrosion resistance
Cold finished
+/- .002
1.9 2.7
Brass
Strength, corrosion and wear resistance, and excellent machinability
C35300
Well suited for parts with knurling or threading
+0015 3.5 .07
Aluminum
Designed for machining
2011
Electronic hardware, endless commercial products
Cold finish
+/-.0015
3.8 .6
Titanium
High strength, light weight, good bio-compatibility
Ti-6Al-4VEli
Medical implants
Ground & polished
+/-.002
30.2 6

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