Stainless Steel - 2S143D


S143 is a British aerospace grade. It is a precipitation hardenable stainless steel that offers moderate corrosion resistance and high mechanical strength. It is widely used in the aerospace and defense industries. It is chemically identical to BS S144 and S145.

Chemical Composition


Chemical Element % Present
Carbon (C) 0.0 - 0.07
Nickel (Ni) 5.00 - 5.80
Manganese (Mn) 0.0 - 1.00
Phosphorous (P) 0.0 - 0.04
Sulphur (S) 0.0 - 0.03
Silicon (Si) 0.0 - 0.60
Niobium (Columbium) (Nb) 0.10 - 0.40
Molybdenum (Mo) 1.20 - 2.00
Copper (Cu) 1.20 - 2.00
Chromium (Cr) Balance


Physical PropertyValue
Density 7.8 g/cm³



Mechanical PropertyValue
Tensile Strength 930-1180 MPa
Elongation A50 mm 15 %
Hardness Brinell 277-241 HB
Proof Stress 780 MPa

Alloy Designations

BS S144
BS S145
Def Stan 95-14

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Last Datasheet Revision

22 July 2016


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