There are so many different types of metals you could use for your project, so picking the best one can be difficult. We are experts in the metalworking industry and can provide you with the exact piece your project requires. A commonly used metal is stainless steel. Keep reading to find out if stainless steel is the right metal for your component.
What is Stainless Steel?
This metal is a versatile material with its most known characteristic being that it is resistant to corrosion. What makes this characteristic possible is the minimum of 10.5% Chromium that the stainless steel contains. The Chromium makes a thin layer of oxide on the steel’s surface, which prevents corrosion from occurring. For this reason, stainless steel is very popular in settings that are susceptible to corrosion. Not only is it resistant to corrosion, but it is also a very strong metal and able to sustain both low and high temperatures. There are three main types are: austenitic, ferritic, and martensitic, all of which vary in their characteristics. Making sure you utilize the right one is important, considering each type of stainless steel has a best use in slightly different applications.
What Industry Needs Them?
This material is used in many different industries for different purposes. For example, the chemical and oil and gas industries use this metal for tanks, pipes, pumps, and also valves. The building and construction industry also utilizes stainless steel as reinforcing bars in their projects. It is used for exhaust systems in the automotive industry because of its ability to handle high temperatures while maintaining it’s corrosion resistant property.
Ferralloy, Inc. supplies high quality products and services to a diverse metalworking customer base. We are experts in the metalworking industry and can manufacture your project requirements with your exact specifications. Contact Ferralloy, Inc. for all your metal needs today!