Richard Chandler, formally Production Manager at NovaCast, is taking on a the newly created role of Technical Sales Manager at the company’s Melksham Head Office. During a difficult few years for the UK metal casting industry, NovaCast has continued to prosper, largely due to its outward-looking approach to world markets and its willingness to invest in people, technology and infrastructure within its Melksham Foundry…
STAINLESS STEEL SA-351 CF3
CF3 is the cast equivalent of Type 304L Stainless Steel. CF8 and CF3 have very similar chemical and mechanical properties. CF3 is a variation of CF8 and has a lower carbon content which improves weldability and lowers the risk of reduced corrosion resistance around the weld. CF3 is preferred to CF8 when there will be no post-weld heat treatment. Solution annealing is necessary for maximum corrosion resistance and to prevent intergranular attack. CF3 is used for applications below 345°C in industries ranging from food and beverage to nuclear power, petroleum and detergent manufacturing. Components produced in CF3 include impellers, manifolds and valve bodies.
For detailed Chemical Composition, Typical Mechanical Properties and Comparative Specifications please view the SA-351 CF3 data sheet.