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Superior Strength & Corrosion Resistance

Stainless steel's remarkable properties, including corrosion resistance, strength, durability, cleanability and aesthetic appeal, make it a favored material across various industries. Its applications span from construction and infrastructure to energy, transportation and healthcare. The forging process further enhances the properties of stainless steel, improving its mechanical strength, corrosion resistance and customization possibilities.

Scot Forge produces commonly used stainless steel open-die and rolled-ring forged parts that operate in acidic, high-temperature and cryogenic environments preventing corrosion.

Stainless Steel Inventory

At Scot Forge, we produce forged stainless steel parts to meet customer requirements and specifications, with on-hand stainless steel grade types that are most commonly worked to in ASTM specs; specifically: ASTM A182, ASTM A565, ASTM A965 and ASTM A750.

Scot Forge holds an inventory of various stainless steel alloys for our customers’ stainless steel forging needs and specifications:














254 SMO ®




A182F51/DUPLEX 2205







Quality Assurance

Scot Forge is proud to be ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and our team is committed to providing outstanding customer satisfaction. Further pursuance of aerospace products has led to NADCAP accreditation in both Heat Treatment for titanium material and Nondestructive Testing. 

Every Scot Forge customer works with a qualified team that will guide each Stainless Steel forging from inquiry to order placement, manufacturing through inspection and shipping.

Forged Stainless Steel Applications

Forged stainless steel is popularly used in a variety of industries, such as Industrial, Food, Infrastructure and Oil & Gas due to its ability to perform in high stress and corrosive environments. Parts that can be manufactured using stainless steel forging include:

  • Construction and Infrastructure: Stainless steel is utilized in buildings, bridges, tunnels, and other infrastructure projects due to its strength, corrosion resistance, and architectural appeal.
  • Oil and Gas: Stainless steel is employed in pipelines, storage tanks, and refineries due to its resistance to corrosive substances and high-temperature environments.
  • Energy and Power Generation: Stainless steel is used in power plants, nuclear facilities, nuclear waste container vessels and renewable energy sectors for applications such as turbine blades and shafts, heat exchangers and exhaust systems.
  • Transportation: Stainless steel is utilized in automobiles, trains, aircraft, and ships for various components, including exhaust systems, structural parts and interior fittings.
  • Medical and Healthcare: Stainless steel is commonly used in medical equipment, structural components for cryogenic vessels, surgical instruments, implants  and hospital infrastructure due to its hygienic properties and biocompatibility.
  • High strength parts for saltwater environments
  • 17-4PH forged bar

Forged Stainless Steel Grades & Characteristics

Stainless steel has overall benefits of corrosion resistance and machinability, and each grade type of stainless steel comes with its own set of benefits:


  • Highest impact strength
  • Cryogenic toughness
  • Non-magnetic


  • High strength
  • Pitting corrosion resistance


  • Extreme strength and fatigue life
  • Moderate toughness


  • Sound combination of strength and corrosion resistance
  • Reliable toughness at room temperature

Benefits of Stainless Steel

Stainless steel offers a range of benefits that make it a preferred material across different sectors.

Corrosion Resistance: Stainless steel is renowned for its exceptional corrosion resistance, making it highly resistant to rust, stains, and environmental factors. It contains chromium, which forms a protective oxide layer on the surface, providing resistance to various corrosive media, including acids, alkalis, and moisture. This property is particularly valuable in industries such as:

  • Marine and Offshore: Stainless steel is extensively used in shipbuilding, offshore platforms, and coastal structures due to its ability to withstand the harsh conditions of seawater.
  • Chemical Processing: The resistance of stainless steel to corrosive chemicals makes it suitable for equipment like tanks, pipelines, and valves used in chemical plants.
  • Food and Beverage: Stainless steel is commonly utilized in the food and beverage industry due to its hygienic properties, ease of cleaning, and resistance to food acids and contamination.

Strength and Durability: Stainless steel exhibits excellent mechanical properties, including high strength, toughness, and durability. It maintains its integrity even at extreme temperatures, making it ideal for various applications, such as:

  • Construction and Architecture: Stainless steel is used in structural components, building facades, roofing, and bridges due to its strength, aesthetic appeal, and resistance to weathering.
  • Automotive: Stainless steel finds application in exhaust systems, automotive frames, and body components due to its strength, heat resistance, and corrosion resistance.
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical: Stainless steel is widely used in medical instruments, surgical equipment, and implantable devices due to its biocompatibility, sterilizability and corrosion resistance.
  • Hygiene and Cleanability: Stainless steel possesses a smooth and non-porous surface, making it easy to clean and maintain hygiene standards and highly suitable for industries with stringent cleanliness requirements, including:
  • Pharmaceutical: Stainless steel is used in pharmaceutical equipment, storage tanks, and cleanroom environments due to its ease of cleaning and resistance to contamination.
  • Food Processing: Stainless steel is employed in food processing equipment, storage containers, and kitchen appliances due to its non-reactive nature, ease of cleaning, and corrosion resistance.

Scot Forge Difference

At Scot Forge, we know the importance of getting your parts on-time, as expected. However, for customers new to procuring forgings, ordering a forging that will meet all specifications for end-use applications may be a challenge, which is why finding a trusted supplier and partner is essential. Our employee-owners are here to ensure your project stays on track with our forgings by offering:

Pro Tip - Did you know near-net shapes can save you time and money? Oftentimes, a customer calls to order a disc, which they will later machine down to a more shaped part. By working with our technically trained sales team you can get as close to your finished product shape as possible to optimize your production process. 

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