Outokumpu’s 17-4 Prodec Stainless Bar for Enhanced Machining

Originally titled 'Stainless Bar for Enhanced Machining'

Outokumpu 17-4 Prodec (which stands for Production Economy) stainless bar for improved machining grades was developed as a direct result of growing market demand for better machining of 17-4 stainless steel.

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Outokumpu 17-4 Prodec (which stands for Production Economy) stainless bar for improved machining grades was developed as a direct result of growing market demand for better machining of 17-4 stainless steel.

Prodec denotes a grade that maximizes machinability while retaining good mechanical properties and corrosion resistance, the company says. Prodec bar shows the same yield strength, tensile strength, elongation, hardness and toughness as conventionally produced bar, the company says.

Testing has shown 17-4 Prodec has improved machining characteristics with superior chip formation and reduced tool wear, when compared with Outokumpu’s standard 17-4. It is available in 9/16” through 6 ½” diameters.