Stainless steel is a common and versatile metal that does not stain, corrode or rust easily. It is also known as corrosion resistant steel or chromium steel, and is defined by the fact that it is alloyed with a minimum of 10% chromium. Regular steel often contains smaller amounts of chromium to enhance properties of strength and hardness, but stainless steel has the something extra that makes it less scratchable and just as strong and durable.
Skorr Steel Company, Inc.
At Skorr Steel, we specialize in the unusual grades: 347,420,430,440C, 17-4PH and 15-5PH from 3/16" to 4" thick. We offer Waterjet cutting, plasma cutting, shearing and abrasive saw cutting. We are ISO 9001:2000 certified. Ask about our expedited service. Our company name "Skorr" stands for service. Skorr Steel is the stainless steel supplier to trust.
Penn Stainless Products
Our stainless steel products withstand the test of time. We only use the highest quality metals and the latest technologies in manufacturing our metals. All of our products are strong and built to last. Find out why we are one of the best in the nation by visiting our website or giving us a call today! We look forward to answering your questions!
Long Island City, NY
Metalmen provides worldwide distribution of all stainless steel. With our wide range of products, we offer expert market advice and complete metalworking as a custom response supplier serving industry. We have been providing engineering and research for over 30 years. Fast delivery of so many on-demand and specialty metals; non-standards and small quantities welcomed!
Falcon Stainless & Alloys Corporation
Since 1959, Falcon Stainless and Alloys has always been a national distributor of high-quality stainless steel. If it is forgeable, Falcon can forge it. Any shape or size up to twenty-five tons can be forged, and our specialty is in locating all the "hard to find" grades and sizes. Our well trained and experienced staff is ready to quote you, call Falcon today!
Source 21, Inc.
South Beach, NY
We provide the best products in the stainless steel industry. Our customers know they can trust us for quality, affordability, and convenience. Our multiple locations make it easy to get what you need within days! Some orders can be shipped on the same day for extremely fast delivery. Find out how we can help you by contacting us today! We'd love to help you find what you need.
We offer high quality stainless steel products at affordable prices. Our customers know they can trust us to maximize quality and minimize prices at the same time. We promise to deliver our best to you each and every day. We want to make you happy each day you work with us. Find out more on our website or give us a phone call today! We would love to help you get started!
Progressive Alloy Steels Unlimited, LLC
Las Vegas, NV - 800-798-5619
Our specialty is stainless steel and we provide to you only the best quality stainless steel that is available on the market today. We are able to provide production cutting up to 22 inches in diameter and we also provide water jet cutting near net shapes to your specifications. We are an AS9100 certified company whose aim is to provide you with what you want, on time, every time. Contact one of our staff members for more information today!
Pompton Plains, NJ
When people think of stainless steel they think of us! We strive to achieve 100% customer satisfaction in order to keep them coming back to us for all of their stainless steel needs. Our amazing staff will provide you with excellent care and the fabulous customer service that we are known for. Browse through the products on our website in order to let us know exactly what it is that you need. We will do our best to accommodate whatever product you may need. Contact us today!
Barry A. Dorfman & Co.
Los Angeles, CA
We have done work with major companies all across The United States. We are able to locate any necessary metals for your project that you need us to but we specialize in stainless steel. Our employees are driven and keep their focus on providing our customers with a level of service that has come to be expected from our company. We are a woman-owned company here to help serve you in any way we can. Get in touch with us today to find out more information!
If quality and experience is what you are looking for, that is what you get when you bring your business to us. We are proud to bring you stainless steel that will never let you down, standing up to many demanding applications day after day, year after year. Our knowledgeable staff is fully able to work with you from the beginning of the design process all the way until you have your finished product in your hand. Contact us today for more information!
Eagle Stainless Tube & Fabrication, Inc.
We offer a broad variety of services including being able to cut your stainless steel to length, grinding your steel to precision tolerances and electro-polishing and passivation. We do business all over the world and we are determined to expand our customer basis further. Through using excellent customer service and having the exceptional product value that we have we believe this goal is achievable. Contact our customer service representatives for more information today!
View A Video on Stainless Steel - A Quick IntroductionStainless steel alloys develop a passivation layer of chromium oxide on their outer surface, effectively coating the steel and protecting it from the harmful oxidation that occurs between exposed iron and oxygen molecules in the air, which makes stainless steel more affective and attractive then regular steel.. This protecting layer of chromium oxide easily reforms when scratched, making stainless steel an excellent, durable solution with no surface cracking or pores. Austenitic Stainless Steel has the highest ratio of chromium, and is by far the most common type. Stainless steel is produced in over a hundred different grades, which differ depending on their alloys, strengths, temperature resistances and applications. One of the most popular stainless steel grades, 316 stainless steel, is super corrosion resistant because it contains more nickel. Steel service centers manufacture stainless steel into a variety of shapes and products, including stainless steel foil, stainless steel strip, stainless steel wire, stainless steel plate, stainless steel bars, stainless steel rods, stainless steel coil and stainless steel sheets via hot rolling and forming processes. It is used to make consumer goods, including domestic kitchen supplies and tableware, sinks, laundry equipment, flatware and electronic appliances, and in the food and beverage industry to make silos, vats, kegs and large kitchen equipment. Stainless steel is also found in the construction and engineering industries as roofing, gutters, elevator doors, public seating, and is used to build large skyscrapers. Automotive parts, bus frames, pipes, valves, pumps and industrial mixers are also often made out of stainless steel.
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|Material||Tensile Strength at Break (MPa)||Tensile Strength, Yield (MPa)||Modulus of Elasticity (ksi)|
|All Stainless Steel||85.0 - 3000||46.8 - 2400||10000 - 46000|
|Precipitation Hardening Stainless||310 - 3000||276 - 2400||10000 - 33400|
|T 300 Series Stainless Steel||250 - 2200||138 - 1800||11000 - 31000|
|T 400 Series Stainless Steel||280 - 2030||165 - 1900||10500 - 46000|
|T 600 Series Stainless Steel||550 - 1720||46.8 - 1590||29000|
|T S10000 Series Stainless Steel||848 - 2520||421 - 2100||11200 - 33400|
|T S20000 Series Stainless Steel||670 - 1830||292 - 1730||24800 - 30500|
|T S30000 Series Stainless Steel||450 - 1620||200 - 1480||27600 - 29000|
|T S40000 Series Stainless Steel||455 - 1800||207 - 1730||29000 - 31200|
|Grade 201 (Annealed)||792 Min.||310 Min.||26600|
|Grade 202 (Annealed)||655 Min.||275 Min.||28600|
|Grade 301 (Annealed)||861 Min.||275 Min.||28000|
|Grade 302 (Annealed)||655 Min.||262 Min.||28000|
|Grade 304 (Annealed)||655 Min.||262 Min.||28000|
|Grade 304L (Annealed)||655 Min.||262 Min.||28000|
|Grade 305 (Annealed)||620 Max.||241 Min.||28000|
|Grade 316 (Annealed)||689 Max.||275 Min.||28000|
|Grade 316L (Annealed)||689 Min.||206 Min.||28000|
|Grade 321 (Annealed)||586 Min.||275 Min.||28000|
|Grade 347 (Annealed)||620 Nom.||275 Min,||28000|
|Grade 405 (Annealed)||448 Min.||275 Nom.||29000|
|Grade 409 (Annealed)||NA||N/A||29000|
|Grade 430 (Annealed)||482 Min.||310 Min.||29000|
|Grade 410 6 (Annealed)||551 Min.||275 Min.||29000|
|Grade 420 6 (Annealed)||655 Nom.||344 Nom.||29000|
|Grade PH17-7 (Annealed)||1034 Max.||448 Max.||29500|
*These figures are guidelines based on industry research; they should not be presumed accurate under all circumstances and are not a substitute for certified measurements. The information is not to be interpreted as absolute material properties nor does it constitute a representation or warranty for which we assume legal liability. User shall determine suitability of the material for the intended use and assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith.
A heat-treating process used on martensitic stainless steels to harden
them. The material is heated above its critical temperature, held at that
temperature to ensure uniform temperature and then quenched in air or
oil to quickly cool it.
- A solid solution of two or more metals. All forms of stainless steel are alloys.
- A process by which a cold-rolled steel coil is heated to a designated temperature and then cooled. The annealing process makes the coil easier to bend and form.
- A process with a short operation time and low temperatures that is used to reduce the carbon content of stainless steel during the refinement process.
- A short bar of metal.
- A piece of sheet stainless steel that has the specified outer dimensions of a part but has not yet been stamped by the end user. Blanks decrease the cost of labor and transportation for the stainless steel processor.
- A cylinder lined with heat resistant bricks that steel mills use to smelt iron from ore. The name originates from the blast of hot air that is forced up through the ore.
- A semi-finished form of stainless steel that typically has a cross-section greater than 36 sq. inches. A bloom will be further processed into mill products.
- A ridge on the edge of strip stainless steel that is caused by cutting operations, including blanking, trimming, shearing or slitting.
- An element added to stainless steel, resulting in a corrosion resistant alloy.
- Also called "cold working" it is any kind of mechanical operation performed at room temperature that causes permanent deformation. Cold forming, which includes bending, rolling and drawing, increases the hardness and strength of stainless steel.
- A time-saving process of pouring stainless steel directly from the furnace into a billet, bloom or slab. Continuous casting eliminates the need for large, expensive mills.
- The ability of steel to go through permanent changes of shape without fracturing.
- Coated with zinc. Galvanizing provides more corrosion resistance and is used on auto underbody parts, storage tanks, garbage cans, etc.
- A number or symbol given to different varieties of steel. Different grade steels have varying characteristics and compositions.
- Method used to wind narrow strip steel over a wider roll. The oscillating process is similar to winding fishing line over a spool.
- A steel bar used to further strengthen concrete. Rebars are vital for highway reinforcement as well as building construction.