Our inventory of stainless steel sheet, plate, bar, and tube products includes such widely used grades as:
This free-machining grade is used in automatic machining operations. It is corrosion resistant to atmospheric exposures, sterilizing solutions, most organic and many inorganic chemicals, most dyes, nitic acids, and foods.
The most widely used of all stainless steel grades, 304 is a heat-resistant grade and offers good corrosion resistance to many chemical corrodents, as well as industrial atmospheres. With good formability, 304 can be readily welded by all common methods.
304/L is an extra low carbon variation that avoids harmful carbide precipitation due to welding. This variation offers the same corrosion resistance as 304, but with slightly lower mechanical properties.
This grade is more resistant to corrosion and pitting than 304 and offers higher strength at elevated temperatures. 316L is an extra low carbon variation that helps avoid carbide precipitation due to welding.