Stainless Steel Rod Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of stainless steel rod manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source stainless steel rod manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate stainless steel rod companies that will design, engineer, and manufacturer stainless steel rod for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading stainless steel rod manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for stainless steel rod alloys, stainless steel metal rods, or solid stainless steel rods.

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  • Hot Vs. Cold Rolled Steel

    Cold rolled steel is a form of steel that is rolled to the final dimensions when the metal is well-below scaling temperatures. Cold rolling allows for more accurate metal forming because the metal does not shrink after it is rolled to the final dimensions. Hot rolled steel engineering must account for the amount of shrinkage that the metal will have after the metal cools below 1700 degrees Fahrenheit. There are a few other differences between the rolling processes as well. Hot rolled steel is looser and has less tolerance than...

  • The Bulk of Why We Love Stainless Steel Rods

    My dad is an artist who prefers to buy his materials in bulk and, in many cases, rather unrefined, in so that he may break them down or mold them into the precise shape and size that best fits his personal preferences. This is similar to stainless steel rods and why people and industries prefer to purchase their stainless steel in rod form as opposed to a less or more refined form. Despite being less processed and refined as other forms of stainless steel, such as stainless steel sheets and...

  • New Stainless Steel Adjustable Rod Guide

    Sierra Pacific Engineering and Products has added a new adjustable rod guide to their product line. It is the 710SS, in many cases it is not desirable to weld steel to stainless so SPEP has created a new rod guide in stainless steel. Now a stainless steel NEMA enclosure can be produced without the trouble of welding a steel part to the stainless steel. This allows for easy production of enclosures as well as a completely corrosion resistant system. SPEP has received an ISO 9000 certification so high quality parts...

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Stainless Steel Rods

Stainless steel rods are solid cylinders of a group of steel alloys known for their impressive resistance to wear and corrosion even in harsh environments. Though the name rod is sometimes used interchangeably with stainless steel bars, rods most often have a circular cross-section whereas bars can be produced in squares, hexagons, octagons or flats.

Like bars and other stock shapes, stainless steel rods are occasionally used as the end product, but more commonly are sold to manufacturers who then rework the material into the desired part or component. Melting, pressing and rolling are commonly used to yield the desired components for variable applications across the industrial sector. The anticorrosive and hygienic properties of stainless steel make these rods popular as such varied items as automotive parts, medical tools and prosthetics, marine paneling and more. Though some other stock forms such as stainless steel sheets and plates may in some applications be closer to the finished product rods are often preferred for their uniformity which makes consumerism, shipping and processing predictable and efficient. It is important to consider the specific dimensions of stainless steel rod including, but not limited to outer diameter, overall length and weight as well as the impact of production processes and various performance features.


Though corrosion and wear resistance are common to all stainless steel products, the specific properties of a given rod can vary considerably based on the grade of metal alloy used in its production. Stainless steel is the name given to a large group of iron ore alloys. While small amounts of carbon, nickel, molybdenum, silicone and aluminum are present in various combinations, the essential element found in stainless steel alloys is minimum 10% chromium content. The chromium in the steel forms a "passivation" layer of chromium oxide on the surface of the stainless steel rod or other stainless product. The chromium oxide is self healing through minor scratches and acts as a protective layer against staining, wear and corrosion. Many other properties of stainless steel are shared with other grades of steel including tensile strength, high ductility, strength to weight ratio, impact and heat resistance, longevity and hardness. The workability is also an important aspect of stainless steel rods as it results in their potential to be used in countless applications. To begin with though, the iron ore alloy is heated in electric arc furnaces until it reaches the point of re-crystallization allowing the mixture to homogenize. The molten material is then cast into semi-finished billets which are formed into finished rods and cooled. Alternatively rods can be created through die casting billets and ingots through progressively smaller dies until the desired diameter is reached.



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