Stainless Steel Plate Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • Uses for 800 Stainless Steel

    800 stainless steel plate is a type of plate metal manufactured using 800 grade steel. Typically, 800 grade steel is part of the H steel family, which have a carbon content between .04 and .10 percent. The main advantage of H steels is that the metal has a higher temperature resistance than other grades of steel. H steel is capable of resisting high temperatures and will not break down or melt as easily as many other forms of stainless steel. 800 stainless steel plate has a variety of design features...

  • On Your Plate: Flatware Manufacturing

    Most silverware today is actually made from stainless steel. Stainless steel prevents rust and does not require frequent polishing like real silverware. The process of creating flatware from stainless steel is fascinating. Industrial factories use stainless steel plate to punch out and form the basic silverware shape that quickly transforms into forks, knives, and spoons. The same basic process is used to create most stainless steel flatware, from the most basic designs to the more ornate. A sheet of steel plate is rolled to the desired thickness. Sometimes, such as...

  • A Kitchen Necessity

    In the modern day kitchen, a plethora of appliances can be found. Many of these are not necessities, unless one loves cooking to the extent that they require fancier appliances, such as food processors and 12 different sizes and shapes of frying pans. The basics though, which include toasters, a couple pots and pans, cookie sheets, silverware and cutting knives, to name just a few, are mostly made from the same standard material. This kitchen necessity is stainless steel. A number of characteristics make stainless steel vital to a clean...

  • Stainless Steel Slip Resistant Products Important for Safety

    by Grace Lemieux of SlipNOT Stainless steel has been developed to resist a number of corrosive environments. It is an earth friendly alloy, which can be melted down, recycled or made into something new. Stainless steel is extremely versatile and has a significantly longer lifespan than products made of other materials. Stainless steel is used in many industries such as domestic, architectural, transportation, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, medical, wastewater treatment and food and beverage. As far as food and beverage, stainless steel flooring is the preeminent choice. It is attractive,...

  • A Plate Full of Stainless Steel, Please!

    The holidays have passed and while my weight may be considerably heavier from the continuous onslaught of delicious food put before me, my wallet is considerably lighter, after going all out on family and friends. One gift I am particularly proud of giving, despite making a sizable dent in my bank account, was a stainless steel knife set for my parents. It is not only superior in its cooking intentions, the varying knives are also respectably sleek and shiny and quite beautiful. Stainless steel knives are, naturally, made from stainless...

  • Fixing a Roof Leak with Stainless Steel Plate

    Stainless sheet metal has a variety of uses in many industries. You can find sheet metal to create appliance cases, flatware, cover road construction, and in many other places. One clever use for stainless sheet metal is as a temporary seal on a roof leak. A sheet of stainless metal will cover any holes and prevent moisture leaks until you can repair the hole permanently. Follow these steps to fix your leak: Locate the leak and clean the area with a wire brush to remove any rust. Wash the surface...

Industry Information

Stainless Steel Plate

Stainless steel plates, also known as flat stainless steel, are rectangular slabs of the iron ore alloy whose uniform thickness is greater than that of stainless steel sheets. Many manufacturers consider slabs with a thickness between 0.25 inches and 0.5 inches to be plates. This common stock form is occasionally used as the end product, but more typically will undergo further manufacturing processes.

Stainless steel plates are ideal for a long list of industrial parts manufacturing processes such as welding, drilling, machining, shearing and forming. Building, construction, automotive, electronics, aerospace, marine, electronics, chemical processing, residential and many other industries commonly use stainless steel plates for components ranging from pipelines to protective plating to oil rigs. Such applications favor stainless steel plate for more than its workability. The material is well known for its superior resistance to rust, wear and corrosion even in harsh environments. Additional qualities of stainless steel plate will vary depending upon the specific grade of material used, but include tensile strength, high ductility, strength to weight ratio, impact and heat resistance, longevity and hardness. Each of these should be considered with regard for the intended use of stainless steel as should thickness, gauge thickness, overall width and overall length.


Like all stainless steel products, plates begin either as recycled or raw materials which must be heated or melted to their re-crystallization temperature, allowing the mixture to homogenize while burning out any unwanted impurities. Though the specifics vary among the dozens of grades of stainless steel, each is composed primarily of iron ore with at least 10% chromium. The high concentration of chromium is what gives stainless steel its name and several of its most advantageous qualities. The alloyed chromium forms a "passivation" layer of chromium oxide on the surface of the stainless steel plate or other stainless product. This protective layer is what prevents staining, wear and corrosion. Smaller amounts of carbon, nickel, molybdenum, silicone and aluminum are present in various combinations. Once thoroughly heated the material is rolled into sheets. Layers are compressed and forged into a single piece that has the desired dimensions. An alternative to this hot rolling process, steel plates may be made through cold rolling which instead forces cooled stainless steel ingots through progressively thinner rollers until the desired thickness is achieved. Steel service centers will often perform secondary processes such as sawing, heat treating, stress relieving, annealing, normalizing, cutting, testing, milling, deburring, straightening and more to deliver sheets as close to the end product as possible.



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