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Five Minute Tutorial: Stainless Steel 316 Sheet Metal

May 15, 2013 in Blog by

Stainless steel 316 sheet metalIn this post, you’ll learn the basics of one of our most popular building materials–stainless steel 316 sheet metal.

But before we dive into 316 sheet metal, let’s get started with a quick overview on sheet metal in general.

Sheet Metal–The Basics

Sheet metal is a thin, flat piece of metal that usually varies in thickness from 30 to 8 gauge. It can be made with a variety of materials, including brass, copper, tin, aluminum, nickel and steel, though commercial builders and contractors most commonly use stainless steel, including stainless steel 316 sheet metal.

316 Sheet Metal: The Formula

316 stainless steel contains 16% chromium, 10% nickel and 2% molybdenum.

Corrosion Resistance and Strength

It’s the last element in the above formula–molybdenum–that gives 316 sheet metal much of its corrosion resistance and strength. This makes it more rugged than 304 sheet metal (which doesn’t contain molybdenum) and allows it to perform well in a variety of conditions–including extreme marine and chemical environments.

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316 Stainless Steel Sheet Metal Facts & Pricing

February 15, 2012 in Blog, Industry Trends, Jobs/Projects by

Stainless Steel 316 Sheet Metal Characteristics Explained

If you’ve used sheet metal in any projects before, you may be familiar with the316 Stainless Steel Sheet Metal facts. Sheet metal is metal that has been cut into thin, flat pieces that typically range in thickness anywhere from 30 to 8 gauge.  It can be made of aluminum, brass, copper, tin, nickel, steel and more. Stainless steel is commonly used in commercial projects, more specifically, stainless steel 316 sheet metal.

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Guide to Buying Stainless Steel Pipe

July 06, 2011 in Blog, Manufacturing, News & Articles, Pipe by

Buying stainless steel pipe, and buying tubular steel pipe in particular, can be an imposing proposition. There are many types of stainless steel. Even if you know the size of pipe you need, there’s a range of grades. And even the classifying systems vary by region of the globe and by organization.

Below is a table comparing stainless steel designations.

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