Stainless steel is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium by mass and has a distinctly recognizable finish. The chromium content is the reason why it resists corrosion, heat damage, chemical damage, scaling, and maintains its high strength and high temperatures. Stainless steel has many surface appearance options, making it one of the most visually versatile metals used today. It’s extremely easy to clean (which is perfect for hospitals, kitchens, and food or pharmaceutical facilities). It’s durable, low maintenance, and sleek. Unlike carbon steel, stainless steel does not rust in the presence of water or air. Watch out though, because stainless steel will corrode in environments with low oxygen, high salinity, or areas with poor air circulation.
Stainless steel is often used in cutlery, sinks, microwave oven liners, razor blades, catering equipment, brewing, distilling, food processing, springs, fasteners (bolts, nuts and washers), and even wire. Over two hundred thousand tons of stainless steel alloys containing nickel are used each year by the food processing industry, due to how easy it is to clean and maintain.
Stainless steel is used in a variety of food handling, storing, cooking, and serving equipment, from the beginning to the end of the food processing line. For outside and decorative applications, stainless steel is used in cladding, handrails, door and window fittings, street furniture, structural sections, reinforcement bar, lighting columns, lintels, and masonry supports.
Stainless steel is also a very “good looking” metal and is offered in two popular finishes such as brushed and mirror finishes. Stainless steel is mostly used in households in kitchen environments or just in areas where is is to suppose to look good (art decor).
You can have your stainless steel sheet metal cut and bend in these forms and shapes:
Rectangle, Triangle (different versions), Circle, divided Circle, Rectangle with a centered hole, Ring, Frame
Angel, Z Channel, Hat Channel, U Channel, Tray / Box.
You can enter the measurements you need. Nothing is preconfigured. Go here to start building your sheet metal part.
Typically we use 304 stainless steel with a #3 brushed version for your custom cut individually fabricated sheet metal, but we also offer a mirrored version of the stainless steel sheet metal plate.
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What Makes Stainless Steel A 'Unique' Metal, Better Than Many Out There
Let's face it - most of you have referred to and known stainless steel as a metal that is strong and used in a lot of industries. However, the story behind stainless steel is a vast one to tell. The greatest value of stainless steel are the unique stainless and corrosion resisting properties that it is proud to offer - for which it is used not only in metallurgy, but in everyday life as well.
These Are The Benefits Of Stainless Steel...
Some of the major benefits of stainless steel include its corrosion resistance, fire and heat resistance, strength-to-weight advantage and hygienic profile. In other words, this element is perfectly durable and that is why many people use it in their households, whether in furniture, facilities or construction.
On top of that, stainless steel is a metal that has relatively light for its strength - and one that is amazingly easy to clean. It only takes one wipe to clear any dust or stain from steel which is why as a metal, stainless steel is the #1 material used in hospitals, kitchens, and food processing plants.
And When It Comes To Its Properties...
One thing worth mentioning is that stainless steel has become a standard in construction and furniture. That is mostly because as a metal, it outperforms the classic steel in a number of ways - coming from the fact that it cannot rust, corrode or stain as easily as ordinary steel.
This is mostly due to the higher resistance to oxidation (rust) and corrosion coming from the man-made environments. The commercial value of stainless steel is something that made it one of the most popular materials in both commercial and residential properties.
And although it doesn't rust, stain or corrode - stainless steel is a metal that doesn't disappoint its buyers even when it comes to its price. Affordable and relatively inexpensive, it definitely offers a great bang for the buck - not only when used as furniture or part of an appliance but also for its wider commercial use related to products like cutlery, hardware, surgical instruments, cookware - but also industrial equipment and building materials!
Or The Types Of Stainless Steel...
There are a lot of ways stainless steel can be combined, repurposed and reused in a new type. For example, if you add nickel to it - the material becomes non-magnetic and less brittle at low temperatures. In a nutshell, there are five types of stainless steel:
Oh, Did We Mention That Stainless Steel Is An Environmentally-Friendly Material?
There is a lot going on when it comes to metals, construction, and instruments that harm our planet. Well, stainless steel is definitely not one of them - coming from the fact that it is 100% recyclable and can be reused times and times again.
Not only this saves us from worries and reassures us to use stainless steel in almost any sphere of our life, it also lets us know that whatever our use is - the material can be recreated again to serve the needs of many new generations to come. This eliminates any risk of pollution - in fact, did you know that 50% of the stainless steel is made from re-melted scrap metal which is somehow an eco-friendly material?
Strong, Durable And Perfect For Any Use
Stainless steel is absolutely everywhere. From our kitchen to our appliances to the commercial areas and cookware - it is one of the metals that can be used and repurposed in many ways. On top of its anti-corrosive and rust-free properties, people love it because it doesn't chip, crack or bend easily and stays shiny over years and years of use.