Our material of choice, 304 Stainless Steel has been an industry standard for decades.
When to Choose 304 Stainless Steel
- Architectural moldings and trim
- Kitchen equipment
- Welded components of, textile, paper, pharmaceutical and chemical industry processing equipment
The maximum temperature that 304 Stainless Steel can be exposed to continuously without appreciable scaling is about 1650°F (899°C). For intermittent exposure, the maximum exposure temperature is about 1500°F (816°C).
Corrosion & Oxidation Resistance
Type 304 Stainless Steel exhibits excellent resistance to a wide range of atmospheric, chemical, textile, petroleum, and food industry exposures
The austenitic class of stainless steels is generally considered to be weldable by common fusion and resistance techniques
Physical Properties Metric English
Tensile Strength, Ultimate 505 MPa 73200 psi
Tensile Strength, Yield 215 MPa 31200 psi
Elongation at Break 70 % 70 %
Modulus of Elasticity 193 - 200 GPa 28000 - 29000 ksi
Type 304 is non-hardenable by heat treatment.
Type 304 Stainless Steel has very good draw-ability. a combination of low yield strengthen and high elongation permits successful forming of complex shapes.