Stainless steel is one of the most popular choices for metal project on the market today. This versatile material is available in many different grades that are available to meet your design needs.
The variety of grades is due to differences in mechanical properties, such as strength and corrosion resistance, as well as heat resistance, fabrication adaptation to welding and stamping and the cost. Stainless steel that is 201 grade is an excellent general grade that doesn’t use much nickel. It can be hardened to high tensile strengths and can be polished for a mirrored finish.
Stainless steel in the 301 grade offers an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel product that provides very high tensile strength. It is widely used in kitchenware, such as pots, pans, counters and flatware, automotive trim and moldings and door hinges and hardware.
Stainless steel 410 is a flat, rolled stainless steel grade that can be heat treated during formation and use. Martensitic in nature, 410 grade stainless offers strength and hardness as well as good corrosion resistance over time. This stainless steel is known to be magnetic in all situations and is widely used in hardware such as hand tools, nuts, bolts and screws.
Another grade of stainless steel, 430, is a ferritic-based stainless steel product that resists corrosion up to the extreme temperature of 1500 degrees F. Used for everything from construction parts, such as gutters, roofing and sidings, as well as kitchenware, this grade of stainless steel can be used for commercial purposes as well, especially oil refinery equipment and chemical processing.
Are you considering stainless steel for your next project? Call Vortex Metals and get the best information and pricing on the grade of stainless that you need. We offer toll processing as well as custom slitting and edging.