Stainless steel comes in several grades that indicate which elements have been added to the steel to make it more rust and corrosive resistant. Additives can include chromium, nickel, manganese, carbon, silicon, and iron, as well as a few others. The percentages of the added elements indicate how the steel can be drilled, cut, welded, ground, assembled, and how well it resists corrosion. Series of grades include 200, 300, 400, and 600 series, with variations in each series. The three-hundred series, for example, is known as food grade stainless steel because it is resistant to food acids. It is used for items such as tabletops, coffee urns, dairy processing machinery, brewing, sinks, steam tables, and sterilizers.
The four-hundred series of stainless steel is made of at least eleven percent chromium and one percent manganese. It also has iron added to it for strength. Another advantage is the 439 Stainless Steel Sheet can also be heat treated to harden it. That helps to counteract the fact that is is more susceptible to rust under some conditions. Hardening the sheets helps prevent that. One of its uses is catalytic converter exhaust systems for automobiles. That is because it has high-temperature oxidation resistance. Other grades in the series include 404, 410, 416, and 430, among others. An experienced stainless steel processor and distributor will have a variety of grades available at discounted pricing. Stainless steel is also available in coils, tubes, plates, flat bar, and rounds for primary and secondary needs.
Other advantages of 439 Stainless Steel Sheet, as well as the other grades, are that stainless steel is fire resistant, and durable. It is used in several industries. Some suppliers also offer processing services for convenience. Sheet metal work can be cut to length, leveled, edge conditioned, polished, sheared, and fiber laser cut. Excess prime stainless steel is also offered. It is a high-quality option for projects that costs less than custom steel pieces. Businesses, contractors, and individuals looking for stainless steel, carbon steel, and other metals and alloys can go for information, delivery options, a list of capabilities, and to download a credit application for business accounts.