Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is an easily flowformed metal that is strong, durable, inexpensive, and corrosion resistant.

Common forms of stainless steel:

  • Ferritic chromium steel
  • Austenitic stainless steel
  • Duplex and super duplex stainless steel
  • High performance stainless steel
  • Precipitated hardened stainless steel

Benefits of stainless steel:

  • Corrosion resistance
  • High and low temperature resistance
  • Ease of fabrication
  • High strength
  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Hygienic properties
  • Durable, low maintenance material
  • Often least expensive choice in life-cost comparisons

Considerations of stainless steel:

  • More expensive than carbon steel

Applications of stainless steel:

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical, processing and oil & gas industries
  • Power generation
  • Food production
  • Architecture, building and construction
  • Medical applications
  • Automotive