Type 440A (UNS S44002) in Coil Form


Type 440A is a corrosion resistant martensitic stainless steel containing approximately 17% chromium offering a wide range of mechanical properties through heat treatment. This grade offers the superior wear resistance of high carbon steel with the corrosion resistance of a stainless steel. The optimum corrosion and hardness are obtained in the hardened and hardened and tempered condition. Type 440A is used for cutlery applications as well as dental and surgical instruments and is magnetic in both the annealed and heat-treated conditions.

Chemical Composition
Chemical Composition (wt%) limits for Type 440A stainless steel*

Element 440A
Carbon 0.60-0.75
Chromium 16.0-18.0
Molybdenum 0.75
Nickel 0.50
Manganese 1.00
Silicon 1.00
Phosphorus 0.040
Sulfur 0.030
* Maximum, unless range is indicated

Mechanical Properties
Typical mechanical property requirements for annealed product

Property 440A
Yield Strength, min. (ksi) 60-62
Tensile Strength, min. (ksi) 65
Elongation, min. (%) 20
Hardness, max. (Rb) 95-96

Physical Properties
Physical properties for Type 440A stainless steel

Property 440A Data
Density, lb/in3 0.280
Modulus of Elasticity, psi 29.0 x 106
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion, 68-212˚F, /˚F 5.6 x 10-6
Thermal Conductivity, Btu/ft hr ˚F


Specific Heat, Btu/lb ˚F 0.11
Electrical Resistivity, Microohm-in 23.6

Typical standards for Type 440A stainless steel


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