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Type 430 Stainless SteelType 430 Stainless Steel

Ferritic Stainless Steel Alloy

Type 430 is a ferritic stainless steel alloy which offers good corrosion resistance and is particularly resistant to nitric acid, making it a very useful material in chemical applications.

The corrosion resistance qualities are good, but they are not as good as the austenitic grades 301, 302 and 304. The alloy benefits from good formability and is readily weldable although not suitable for rigorous service. Machinability is also good although there is a possibility of galling. Type 430 stainless steel is commonly used in the production of domestic appliances and is also used in the automotive sector for trim parts.

Key Features:

Type 430 stainless is a ferritic stainless steel with good corrosion resistance and is resistant to nitric acid. The alloy is readily weldable but is not suitable for rigorous service. Machinability is very good and galling is a possibility.

Technical Assistance

Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.



Download Type 430 Stainless Steel Datasheet

Typical Applications:

  • Cabinet hardware
  • Automotive trim
  • Hinges
  • Drawn and formed parts
  • Stampings
  • Refrigerator cabinet panels


We offer Type 430 Stainless Steel in round bar, plate and sheet. With thirty power saws available across the Smiths Group, we can efficiently cut your material to size regardless of quantity. This includes a fully automated magazine feed CNC rod blanking line.

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