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Stainless Steel
 

STAINLESS STEEL

Buying metal can be confusing. Most of the time, our customers know which form (Bar, Plate, Tube, Sheet, Channel, etc.) they need but not always which type of metal. While some of our customers know exactly why they want stainless steel and how it will affect their project, others are not as sure how this metal differs from other materials on our site.

WHAT IS STAINLESS STEEL?

"Stainless Steel" refers to a generic category of metal alloys that are made up of more than 50% iron and 10.5% or more chromium. In fact, the alloys aren't actually "stainless," but rather highly resistant to staining, corrosion and rust owing to a thin film of nonreactive chromium oxide. This film is tough, invisible, and self-healing so that when it is scratched the film will reform so long as there is a sufficient oxygen in its environment.

The alloys are generally darker metals, but appear bright because they reflect light. While there are over 150 grades, most often people choose one of fifteen more common varieties. These alloys can also be classified into five groups, depending on their crystalline structure: Austenitic, Ferritic, Martensitic, Precipitation-Hardening Martensitic, and Duplex.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND ABOUT STAINLESS STEEL

  • These alloys are hygienic metals, suitable for food preparation. Because their surfaces are typically not pitted, cracked or easily corroded, there are few places that can harbor dirt, foodstuffs, or bacteria. As an added bonus, these metals will not react with acidic foods.
  • What we consider "modern" stainless steel wasn't created until 1912, by an English gunsmith. Corrosion-resistant iron had existed previously, but these alloys relied on minerals other than chromium, usually phosphorous, to provide the metals with corrosion resistance.
  • None of the alloys in this family are magnetic, but all can be steam-cleaned and sterilized. Unlike other 

We hope that this section has been informative. We carry all of the standard forms and sizes of most metal products. Please visit metalforasteel.com to see our Stainless Steel Inventory. If you are looking for a particular piece of metal that you haven't been able to find anywhere, please email us and one of our metal specialists will get right back to you.

 

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Since 1977, boone steel LLC has been Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky's dependable metal supplier for large and small quantity metal purchases and services. Our extensive selection of industrial metals include: hot rolled, cold finished, tool steel, brass, aluminum and more. We offer a full line of metal fabrication and cutting services, including: punching, shearing, section and angle cutting, notching, shearing and burning. We will deliver all orders quickly within a 100 mile radius of our facility in Walton, Kentucky for a nominal cost.

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