Perth Stainless Steel Machining
What is Stainless Steel?
Stainless steel is an alloy of iron, chromium, and carbon that we recommend for its strength, fire resistance, and corrosion resistance.
The term stainless steel is generic and refers to corrosion-resistant steel that contains at least 10.5% chromium and less than 1.2% carbon. Stainless steel comes in a variety of grades that are used for specific purposes.
Stainless steel 304 can be sourced in sheet form and can be laser or water cut to customer specifications.
Stainless steel 316 can be sourced in rod form and is machinable to customer requirements.
Please note that we may be able to also source other grades or types of stainless steel if requested.
To speak to one of our Perth engineers, contact us by phone, email, or our contact form. Continue reading to learn more about stainless steel.
Stainless Steel Properties
Stainless Steel Advantages and Disadvantages
Stainless steel is widely used as it is less likely to rust. This is due to the chromium and carbon comprising the material.
Stainless Steel’s main advantageous properties are:
Resistance to corrosion
Fire and heat resistance
Resistance to impact
Ability to be easily cleaned (Hygienic)
High strength (even compared to its weight)
Ease of fabrication
Long term value
What is Stainless Steel Used For?
Stainless Steel Examples and Applications
Stainless steel’s advantageous properties make it perfect for a variety of applications.
Common stainless steel applications include:
Fasteners and pump shafts
Valves, gears, and petrochemical equipment
Power generation parts
Medical, marine, and automotive parts
Note: stainless steel can come in many grades, greatly varying the application case. Please feel free to contact us to learn more.