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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)

  • Good aesthetics

  • High strength (even compared to its weight)

  • Ease of fabrication

  • Recyclability

  • 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

  • Architectural applications

  • 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.

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