Hi-Def Plasma Cutting & Welding of S10 AL6XN Fittings for the Paper Industry

S10 AL6XN Fittings
S10 AL6XN Fittings

Applying our experience to customer requirements is what allowed Appleton Stainless to excel at an unusual project while maintaining an advantageous turnaround. We were contracted by a paper industry customer to fabricate various sized fittings out of an unconventional, high performance steel alloy, while maintaining compliance with applicable industry standards. Despite the challenges posed, our diverse portfolio of prior work turned this project into an everyday affair.

The S10 fittings requested by the customer were to be made from AL6XN steel alloy, a superaustenitic and highly corrosion resistant material that is very difficult to form, and would have to be A774 compliant. The fittings, ranging in size from 4” to 14”, were cut using a high-definition plasma cutting approach, and assembled with form, seam, and MIG welding. Pickling and passivation ensured clean and corrosion-free surfaces. Tolerances were held to ±.060”. All fittings were completed and shipped to the Kentucky-based customer on a turnaround of eight weeks.

Cutting-edge material forming and robust experience came together to make possible an otherwise unlikely combination of material and scheduling requirements. To learn more about this project or the many others Appleton Stainless has worked on, see the table below or contact us directly today.

S10 AL6XN Fittings Highlights

Project Name
S10 AL6XN Fittings
Project Description
These AL6XN fittings are used within a paper mill application.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
Hi-Def Plasma Cutting
Pipe Rolls
Form & Seam Welding
MIG Welding
Secondary:
Pickling & Passivation
Overall Part Dimensions
4" thru 14" diameter
Tightest Tolerances
+/- .060
Material Used
AL6XN
Material Finish
Mill Finish
Industry for Use
Paper
Delivery/Turnaround Time
8 weeks
Delivery Location
Kentucky
Standards Met
A774
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