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The Chemical Makeup Of 440C Stainless Steel

440C steel is a type of stainless steel that is known for its high level of corrosion resistance, good wear resistance, and ability to hold a sharp edge. It is typically composed of around 16-18% chromium, 0.95-1.2% carbon, 1% manganese, 1% silicon, and trace amounts of other elements such as molybdenum, nickel, and vanadium. These elements give 440C steel its unique properties and make it suitable for a wide range of applications, including cutlery, surgical instruments, and high-end bearing components.