What is Boat Steering Wheel?
Boat steering wheel is the wheel moves the boat rudder which changes the direction of the vessel. This action is also what a tiller would do. The boat wheel is part of the entire steering system that can contain the pedestal, helm, helm controls, steering cables and other steering system parts. We carry many top-tier and popular brands for boat steering wheels including Schmitt & Ongaro, SeaStar Solutions, Edson, Sea-Dog, Uflex that offer a wide selection of replacement boat steering wheels to fit your boat. As the top leading stainless steel investment casting company, CFS Foundry can customize and export boat steering wheels for our customers all over the world.
Material: Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel
316 stainless steel is a popular chromium, nickel, molybdenum-bearing stainless steel grade. For its good corrosion resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride environments, type 316 stainless steel is widely used in marine application, thus it is always referred to as marine grade stainless steel.
Compared with 304 stainless steel, molybdenum(Mo) element is added in 316 cast stainless steel boat steering wheel. Molybdenum(Mo) element can strength the molecular structure of boat steering wheel. Besides, Mechanical properties of 316 stainless steel boat steering wheel are better than that of 304 stainless steel boat steering wheel. This can make the life time of 316 investment cast boat steering wheel longer.
Manufacturing Process: Stainless Steel Investment Casting
Stainless steel investment casting is another name of stainless steel lost wax casting. It refers to make stainless steel components in lost wax investment casting process. CFS foundry is professional on stainless steel investment casting process. Main processes for stainless steel investment casting: wax/foam injection, trimming and welding wax trees, sand shell mould-making, dewax, baking the shell mould, casting, heat treating, shot blasting, inspection and packing.
Same as other marine hardwares, boat steering wheel can be produced by stainless steel investment casting process. Stainless steel investment casting process can control a better dimension accurancy and surface finish for boat steering wheels. Usually, no machining is required. Cast tolerance can reach ISO8062 CT5-CT6. Surface roughness of cast boat steering wheel is between Ra3.2 to Ra6.3. Surface finish of cast boat steering wheel can be shot blasted or mirror polished, which is mainly decided by our customers.
Besides boat steering wheel process, stainless steel investment casting process can also be used to make other marine hardwares, such as bruce boat anchor, boat propeller, boat rail base fittings, marine cross bollard, etc.
CFS foundry quotes and produce such stainless steel boat steering wheel or other products according to drawings or samples from customers. If your have such RFQ’s, please contact us. We will offer you our best prices and services.