Stainless Steel Stamping

Looking for a material that combines strength, durability, and corrosion resistance? Stainless steel stamping delivers! Our precision stamping dies and tooling, along with advanced presses, provide high-quality parts and components for your industrial applications

Stainless Steel Stamping

Stainless steel material is the ultimate choice for stamping.With high levels of chromium and nickel, the 300 series alloys offer superior corrosion resistance and excellent formability.Also, stainless steel is easy to maintain and clean, making it an ideal material for food processing applications. Its exceptional strength and durability ensure long-lasting performance and resistance to wear and tear. It’s perfect for stamping components in harsh environments such as aerospace, marine, and chemical processing industries.

Stainless steel stamping at a glance

Advantages Superior corrosion resistance,excellent formability
Disadvantages more expensive,difficulty of welding
Price $$-$$$
Lead time For the samples, it will take 15 days to make the tooling; for mass production, depending on the quantity and complex, around 10 days to 25 days .
Tolerances ISO2768-M is the standard tolerances
Thickness 0.005-0.3 inch
Application Enclosures, structural components, chemical processing tanks, and fuel tanks

Stainless Steel 301

This grade of stainless steel is a cost-effective alternative to 304, achieved by reducing the chromium and nickel content while increasing carbon. However, its lower corrosion resistance makes it unsuitable for harsh environments.

Tensile strength 1,275 MPa
Yield strength 965 MPa
Modulus of elasticity 196 GPa
Elongation at break 40-60%
Hardness, Brinell 255
Melting Point 1,399-1,454°C
Surface finish Anodized,powder coating,paint
Application structural components for trains or appliance enclosures.

Stainless Steel 304

Stainless Steel 304 is a popular grade due to its austenitic crystal structure and excellent corrosion resistance. It is often confused with 18-8 stainless steel, but it has some differences in its alloying elements. 304 also has good formability, making it ideal for sheet metal components.

Tensile strength 515MPa
Yield strength 205 MPa
Modulus of elasticity 193 GPa
Elongation at break 45%
Hardness, Brinell 201
Melting Point 1,400-1,450 °C
Surface finish Anodized,powder coating,paint
Application food processing equipment like tanks and structural bracketing

Stainless Steel 316

Aluminum 3003 is a non-heat-treatable alloy of aluminum with excellent corrosion resistance, good workability, and good formability. It belongs to the 3xxx series of aluminum alloys, which are known for their moderate strength, high ductility, and good welding and brazing characteristics.

Tensile strength 515 MPa
Yield strength 205 MPa
Modulus of elasticity 193 MPa
Elongation at break 50%
Hardness, Brinell 217
Melting Point 1,370-1,450°C
Surface finish Anodized,powder coating,paint
Application sheet metal, HVAC systems, cooking utensils, roofing and siding

Stainless Steel 321

Stainless Steel 321 is a titanium-stabilized austenitic stainless steel that is known for its excellent corrosion resistance properties. It has similar characteristics to 304 stainless steel, but with improved high-temperature strength due to the addition of titanium.

Tensile strength 193 MPa
Yield strength 138 MPa
Modulus of elasticity 70.3 GPa
Elongation at break 12%
Hardness, Brinell 47
Melting Point 607-649°C
Surface finish Anodized,powder coating,paint
Application aircraft exhaust systems and chemical processing equipment

Stainless Steel 17-4PH

Stainless Steel 17-4 ph is a precipitation-hardening martensitic stainless steel. It has excellent strength, high hardness, good corrosion resistance, and can be heat treated to a range of different properties.

Tensile strength 1310 MPa
Yield strength 1170 MPa
Modulus of elasticity 196 GPa
Elongation at break 50 %
Hardness, Rockwell C 38
Melting Point 1404-1440 °C
Surface finish Anodized,powder coating,paint
Application gears, valves, and shafts

Stainless Steel 409

 It has a lower chromium content than other stainless steel grades, which makes it more affordable but also less corrosion-resistant. However, it has good formability and weldability, making it an excellent choice for stamping processes.

Tensile strength 380 MPa
Yield strength 380 MPa
Modulus of elasticity 200 GPa
Elongation at break 25%
Hardness, Brinell 147
Melting Point 1,460-1,510°C
Surface finish Anodized,powder coating,paint
Application Automotive exhaust systems

Stainless Steel 420

Stainless steel 420 is a martensitic grade that contains 12-14% chromium and a higher carbon content compared to other stainless steels. It has good corrosion resistance properties and is often used for applications that require high strength, hardness, and wear resistance.

Tensile strength 655 MPa
Yield strength 415 MPa
Modulus of elasticity 200 GPa
Elongation at break 15%
Hardness, Brinell 241
Melting Point 1,430-1,465 °C
Surface finish Anodized,powder coating,paint
Application Cutting tools, surgical instruments, and firearms

Stainless Steel 430

Stainless steel 430 is a commonly used ferritic stainless steel grade. It has good corrosion resistance and formability, and is often used in automotive trim and appliances. However, it has lower ductility and impact resistance compared to austenitic stainless steels.

Tensile strength 450-600MPa
Yield strength 220-310 MPa
Modulus of elasticity 200 GPa
Elongation at break 22-30%
Hardness, Brinell 150-200
Melting Point 1425-1510 °C
Surface finish Anodized,powder coating,paint
Application automotive trim and appliances

Metal Stamping Process for Stainless Steel

The process involves using a press machine with a die to shape and form the stainless steel into the desired shape. The metal sheet is first fed into the press machine, where it is then cut and stamped to create the desired design or shape. This process can be repeated numerous times until the desired number of identical parts or components are produced.


Advantages of Stainless Steel Stamping

  • Fire and heat resistance: Stainless steel with high chromium and nickel content can withstand thermal stress.
  • Aesthetic appeal: The clean and modern appearance of stainless steel is highly valued by consumers, and it can be further polished for an enhanced finish.
  • Long-term cost-effectiveness: Although it may have a higher initial cost, stainless steel is a durable material that maintains its quality and appearance over time.
  • Sanitary properties: Widely used in the food and pharmaceutical industries due to its easy-to-clean properties and some grades being considered food-grade.
  • Sustainability: Stainless steel is a sustainable choice for manufacturing and is favored in green manufacturing practices.
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Top Stainless Steel Stamping Applications

Stainless steel stamping is commonly used in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and electronics, among others. It is used to create parts such as:


Chenli Hardware’s stainless steel stamping could be finished in a number of different ways. Below are some of the frequent finishes.

  • Standard Finish: This is the most common surface finish for stainless steel stampings. It involves leaving the part in its original state after bending and forming. After welding, the completed part undergoes pickling and passivation to ensure uniform properties on all surfaces..
  • Bead Blasting: This technique involves lightly blasting the surface to create a smooth and uniform matte finish. It is typically used for cosmetic purposes.

From Prototyping to Production

Chengli offers a wide variety of production volumes for sheet metal stamping, including:


Chengli offers metal stamping prototyping services for customers who need to test the viability of their product designs before moving into production. This service is ideal for customers who need to quickly iterate and refine their product designs.

Low Volume

For metal stamping projects with quantities up to 10,000 units, Chengli offers low-volume production services. Such service is perfect for customers who need smaller metal stamping orders to bridge the development of a product between prototypes and mass manufacturing, or who are looking for customized products.

High Volume

We can accommodate high volume metal stamping projects with quantities in excess of 10,000 units. Our production facilities are equipped to handle high volume production runs with precision and efficiency, ensuring that our customers receive cost-effective solutions.

Short Run Stamping

Short run stamping is often used for prototyping or for fulfilling small orders,typically ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand units.It is commonly used in industries such as automotive, aerospace, and electronics.

Long Run Stamping

Long run stamping is used for high-volume manufacturing applications where consistent quality, high efficiency, and low cost per part are critical.It often requires specialized equipment, automated production processes, and strict quality control measures to ensure that each part meets the required specifications. 

Why Use Chengli's Metal Stamping Services?

Thanks to our highly efficient process, we provide quick, accurate tooling and unmatched short-run and long-run stamping. 

Cost Advantage

Our metal stamping services are cost-effective due to our advanced manufacturing processes, efficient production techniques, and experienced engineering team. We are committed to offering competitive pricing without sacrificing quality or delivery times.

Manufacturing Capabilities

Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with a wide range of high-speed stamping presses and other advanced manufacturing equipment. We have the capability to produce complex parts with tight tolerances, and we offer a variety of secondary operations to complete your parts to your exact specifications.

Quality Assurance

We maintain rigorous quality control standards throughout our entire manufacturing process to ensure that every part we produce meets or exceeds customer requirements. Our quality management system is certified to ISO 9001:2015, and we utilize advanced inspection equipment and techniques to verify the accuracy and consistency of our products.

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Gallery of Stainless Steel Stamping Parts

                                                          We machine  low-volume and high-volume production orders for customers in multiple industries: aerospace,                                                                         automotive, defense, electronics, hardware startups, industrial automation, machinery, manufacturing, medical devices, oil & gas and robotics.

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