Special Request

Special Request

In the world of precision engineering, the choice of material can make or break a project. Recently, we received a request to supply slip inserts made to a drawing supplied from our customer in the material Maraging 350, a high-strength, high-toughness alloy that stands out in the realm of advanced materials. 

Maraging 350 is part of the maraging steel family, known for their superior strength and toughness. “Maraging” is derived from the term “martensitic aging,” which refers to the heat treatment process that enhances the material’s properties. Maraging steels are low carbon but rich in nickel, cobalt, molybdenum, and titanium. This composition allows them to maintain high strength while offering excellent ductility and toughness.

Key Properties of Maraging 350

  1. Exceptional Strength: Maraging 350 boasts an ultimate tensile strength of approximately 2450 MPa (355 ksi), making it one of the strongest maraging steels available.
  2. High Toughness: Despite its high strength, Maraging 350 maintains excellent toughness, reducing the risk of catastrophic failure under stress.
  3. Dimensional Stability: The aging process minimizes distortion and dimensional changes, ensuring precision in critical applications.
  4. Excellent Weldability: Unlike many high-strength steels, Maraging 350 can be welded without significant loss of mechanical properties, making it versatile for various fabrication processes.
  5. Corrosion Resistance: While not as corrosion resistant as stainless steels, Maraging 350 still offers good resistance to atmospheric corrosion, especially when coated or treated properly.

When it comes to choosing materials for slip inserts, Maraging 350 stands out for its unparalleled combination of strength, toughness, and stability. Its exceptional properties make it an ideal candidate for applications where failure is not an option. By opting for Maraging 350, engineers and manufacturers can ensure that their components perform reliably under the most challenging conditions.

At Leyton Fasteners, we are committed to providing high-quality materials tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients. If you need slip inserts for your project, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you achieve excellence in all your engineering projects.