Stainless Steel 420, 1.2083,  ASTM A276 , S42000

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What quality is 420 stainless steel ? , Ss420, SUS420

SUS420 grade is a martensitic, higher carbon version of  SUS410. Available in different variations of carbon content 420 stainless steel is suitable for heat treatment. 420 stainless has a 13% chromium content which gives the specification a level of corrosion resistance properties. British standard grades available are 420S29, 420S37, 420S45.Some other European stainless steel specifications 1.2083 , 1.2316 and 1.4034, both which have a higher carbon content and achieve a good Rockwell hardness when heat treated.


ss420 equivalent material & Related Specifications

1.4021 , 1.4028,  1.4034,  1.2083,  ASTM A276 , S42000, 1.2316


420 stainless steel hardness chart

Tempering Temperature (°C) Tensile Strength (MPa) Yield Strength
0.2% Proof (MPa)
Elongation (% in 50mm) Hardness Brinell (HB) Impact Charpy V (J)
Annealed * 655 345 25 241 max
204 1600 1360 12 444 20
316 1580 1365 14 444 19
427 1620 1420 10 461 #
538 1305 1095 15 375 #
593 1035 810 18 302 22
650 895 680 20 262 42


What is 420 stainless steel used for?

420 stainless steel is widely used in the medical and cutlery industries. It is suitable for applications such as instruments, knives, hand tools, pump shafts and plastic moulds. SS420 is not recommended for use in temperatures above the relevant tempering temperature, because of the reduction in mechanical properties.


Does 420 stainless steel rust?

Best corrosion resistance of 420 stainless steel is achieved when SUS420 is hardened and surface ground or polished. In the hardened condition SUS420 has good corrosion resistance to atmosphere, foods, fresh water, mild alkalis and acids, steam, crude oil and other similar corrosive media.


Heat Treatment of SUS420

Heat treatment temperatures, including rate of heating, cooling and soaking times will vary due to factors such as the shape and size of each 420 stainless steel component. Other considerations during the heat treatment process include the type of furnace, quenching medium and work piece transfer facilities. Please consult your heat treatment provider for full guidance on heat treatment of stainless steel 420 grade.