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Stainless Steel Bar Companies and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of stainless steel bar manufacturers and suppliers. Find stainless steel bar companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture stainless steel bar to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top stainless steel bar manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the stainless steel bar companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of stainless steel bar stock, stainless steel bar strip, and stainless steel metal bars of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

  • Sound Beach, NY 631-821-1101

    The team at Source 21 recognizes the importance of the material in a variety of industries. Corrosion and rust resistance are just two of the many advantages to selecting this material. The company will provide you with the quality stainless steel bar products you need, and offer an array of processing capabilities to ensure the product will come out to match all your requirements.

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  • Chester, NY 845-469-3899

    Cada Stainless & Alloys has the stainless steel tubing that you need. We also specialize in the supply of stainless steel strips and coils, providing many finishing options, processing options, and other customization options. Check out our extensive offering of stainless steel products in our online catalog and connect with us for more information. Our company is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

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  • Pompton Plains, NJ 800-838-1978

    Our company may have started small, but we quickly grew to handle the largest aluminum orders. Our metals are made from the highest quality materials, and we pledge to offer superior service to all our customers. We don’t want customers who use us one time, we want to establish lifelong relationships with customers that last generations. Contact us for more info!

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  • Long Island City, NY 800-767-9494

    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!

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  • Northbrook, IL 847-272-3240

    While priding ourselves on our status as a woman-owned business, we also put that pride right into the products we manufacture. We not only carry hard-to-find materials like Monel and Kovar, we also specialize in the basics: stainless steel, aluminum, aircraft alloys, and more. We are an ISO 9001 and AS9120 certified company, with DFARS compliant material, and we keep our high-quality products competitively-priced.

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  • Avon Lake, OH 800-679-3659

    We specialize in aluminum, copper, stainless, nickel, and other specialty metals. If your needs are for engineered close tolerance foil, coil, strip, sheet or fabricated metals, Lester Metals offers a unique combination of advanced materials, diverse technical skills, and industry knowledge to provide the metal you need when you need it.

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Stainless Steel Bar

Stainless steel bars, also referred to as rods, are solid pieces of various grade stainless steels that are rolled from billets. Stainless steel bars can be finished hot or cold and formed into rounds, squares, hexagons, octagons or flats. These shapes may be used as is, but are more commonly melted down or otherwise reworked by manufacturers into additional shapes such as angles, channels or tubing.

Stainless steel bars offer advantages such as corrosion-resistance, high ductility, high weld-ability and cryogenic toughness. Another benefit of stainless steel bars is that they are totally recyclable, creating increasing demand among environmentally-friendly consumers. Bars allow for easy consumerism because the volume is straightforwardly regulated and pre-forms make shipping and processing much more predictable. Some of the wide-ranging applications of stainless steel bars include sinks, building materials, metal structures, hospital equipment, gratings and consumer appliances. The shape of the stainless steel bar impacts what application it will be used for as well as how the bar has been processed. For instance, galvanized stainless steel bars are most often used as grating. Typical industries that utilize stainless steel bars include telecommunications, aerospace, construction, masonry, marine, automotive, electronics, medical and petrochemical.

Manufacturing stainless steel bars is a multi-step process. First, the raw materials are melted together in an electric furnace for 8 to 12 hours, until they reach their recrystallization temperature. The molten steel is then cast into semi-finished forms called billets, but can also be referred to as bars. If desired, the stainless steel bars can then undergo a forming process via hot rolling, where they are formed into various other parts and shapes. They are then heat treated through annealing, where the steel is heated and then cooled through quenching or air hardening. The steel hardens or softens, depending on the amount of time it is let to cool. When it has cooled, the stainless steel is descaled, which removes any buildup by pickling or electrocleaning. It is then cut to obtain its final desired shape and size by shearing, blanking, nibbling or flame cutting. Further processing to acquire a certain type of finish is done through hot rolling, cold rolling, annealing, descaling or different combinations of these processes. The most common grades used to form stainless steel bars include 304 and 316. The 300 series are types of austenitic stainless steel, meaning that they are useful in mild, harsh and corrosive environments as well as being non-magnetic.

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