S.S. White® Technologies Inc.

Flex Shaft Materials

The table below shows our Wire Material Properties Comparison Chart

Material Code

Description

Tensile Strength 1

% of CS45 Tensile Strength

 

Corrosion Resistance 2

Atmospheric

Marine

Body Fluids

Food

Heat Resis-Tance 3

Max. Oper. Temp. °F

Anti- Magnetic Property 4

Magnetic Perm-eability

Weight 5

% of CS45 Density:

0.284 Lb./In. 3 = 100%

Cost 6

% of CS45 Cost

Availability 7

CS10

CS10b

Low Carbon Spring Steel

46

P

P

P

P

250

> 500

100

110

M

CS45

 

Med. Carbon
Spring Steel

100

P

P

P

P

250

> 500

100

100

E

CS70

High Carbon
Music Wire

124

P

P

P

P

250

> 500

100

150

E

CS80

High Carbon
Rocket Wire

147

P

P

P

P

250

> 500

99.65

350

P

S302

Stainless Steel
Class 1
Full Hard

106

G

G

G

G

550

> 12

100.7

600

M

S304

Stainless Steel
Spring Temper

106

G

G

G

G

550

> 12

100.7

600

G

S316

Stainless Steel
Spring Temper

83

E

G

E

E

550

> 12

100.7

700

G

S177

Stainless Steel
17.7 PH

118

M

M

M

M

650

> 40

100.7

950

M

S316
LVM

Stainless Steel Low Carbon, VacuumMelted

83

E

G

E

E

550

> 12

100.7

650

M

N50

Nitronic 50

(Xm-19),

SpringTemper

92

E

G

E

E

550

1.004

100.3

950

P

PB51

Phosphor Bronze

SpringTemper

51

G

G

G

G

200

Non

magnetic

112.67

550

M

I-750

Inconel Heat Resistant Nickel Alloy Inconel

X-750

67

G

G

G

G

1100

1.004

104.92

2400

P

M-400

Monel Nickel Copper Alloy Cold Worked Regular Tempered

48

G

E

G

G

450

2.00

112.32

900

P

C197

Copper Alloy High Conductive Copper Alloy

28

M

M

M

M

400

Non

Magnetic

105.63

Call

M

E = Excellent G= Good M = Moderate P = Poor

  1. Tensile Strength - shown as a % of CS45, our most popular wire

  2. Corrosion - The ratings are based on published specs for respective metals

  3. Heat Resistance -The number indicates the highest temperature (degree Fahrenheit) this metal is rated for

  4. Anti-magnetic Property - The numbers are based on published specs for respective metals

  5. Weight is stated as a percent, using CS45 wire density as 100% and all others as a percent of CS45 density

  6. Cost - shown as a % of CS45, our most popular wire. The cost will vary by wire size, quantity of individual size and the spot market price for each metal. The information in this column only gives a rough comparrison from one grade to another.

  7. Availability - Some wires are readily available in all sizes, others have long lead times and "Minimum Order" requirements