Carbon: 0.15% (Max)
Manganese: 2.00% (Max)
Silicon: 1.00% (Max)
Phosphorous: 0.20% (Max)
Sulfur: 0.15% (Min)
303 is typically bought to meet chemistry requirements rather than physical requirements. For that reason, physical properties are generally not provided unless requested prior to production. Any material can be sent to a third party after production to be tested for physical properties.
Typical uses for 303 include:
303 is not recommended for vessels containing liquids or gases under high pressure.
- Aircraft Parts
- Screw Machine Products
303 Ground and Polished Stainless Steel
Alro stocks 303 Stainless Steel - an "18-8" chromium-nickel stainless steel modified by the addition of selenium or sulphur, as well as phosphorus, to improve machinability and non-seizing properties. It is the most readily machinable of all the chromium-nickel stainless grades and has good corrosion resistance, although less than other chromium-nickel grades (304/316). It is non-magnetic in the annealed condition and not hardenable by heat treatment.