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Looking for a durable and versatile metal strip that can withstand the toughest conditions? Speciality Metals has just the thing! Our 20mm Width x 6mm Thick 304 Metal Strip Stainless Bar comes in various lengths, making it adaptable to any project you have in mind. Not only is it corrosion resistant, but it can also withstand extreme weather, chemicals and heat. Plus, its malleable nature makes it easy to work with. And let’s not forget about its hygienic properties, making it perfect for use in industries such as food and healthcare. So why settle for anything less than the best? Choose Speciality Metals’ stainless bar for a reliable and long-lasting solution.
Top quality metal stainless bar strip supplied straight from Warrington, UK. As the name suggests, stainless steel flat bar is essentially pre-fabricated stainless steel strips.
There are dozens of widths and thicknesses of Stainless Steel Strips available from 20mm x 3mm thick up to 50mm x 6mm thick.
Speciality Metals offer a reliable stainless bar solution with their 20mm Width x 6mm Thick 304 Metal Strip. One of the best things about this bar is its durability, making it one of the most reliable options out there for long-lasting solutions. This metal strip is an extremely versatile option that can be utilised for just about any project you might have in mind. It is corrosion resistant and is able to withstand the harsh weather and chemicals it might encounter. It can also withstand high temperatures, making it perfect for industrial applications. Due to its malleable properties, it can be easily shaped and is perfect for custom designs. The hygienic properties of the stainless bar make it perfect for use where cleanliness is of utmost importance. Speciality Metals can supply this metal strip in various lengths, perfect for your specific needs.
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Furthermore we stock a vast range of stainless steel sections that compliment our mesh range perfectly.
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304-grade stainless steel, while being one of the most widely used stainless steels, poses some challenges when it comes to machining and drilling. The inherent properties of this alloy, such as its toughness and the tendency to work harden rapidly, mean that machining operations require careful planning and the right tools. When drilling 304 stainless steel, using sharp drill bits, adequate lubrication and appropriate drilling speeds is essential to prevent the material from hardening and to achieve clean cuts. Slow speeds, combined with too much pressure, can lead to work hardening, making the material even more challenging to machine as the process progresses. Furthermore, it’s crucial to use tools made of materials that can withstand the demands of machining stainless steel, such as cobalt or carbide-tipped tools. In summary, while 304-grade stainless steel can be machined and drilled, it demands specific techniques, tools and precautions to ensure successful and efficient work.
The primary distinction between 304 and 304L stainless steel flat bars lies in their chemical composition, specifically their carbon content. Both grades fall under the austenitic class of stainless steel, known for their corrosion resistance, weldability and formability. However, the nuances in their composition lead to different characteristics and applications.
304 stainless steel contains a higher carbon content than its 304L counterpart. This higher carbon content makes the 304 variant slightly stronger but also more susceptible to sensitisation, a phenomenon where chromium carbides form at grain boundaries, leading to reduced corrosion resistance, especially after welding. On the other hand, the “L” in 304L stands for “Low carbon.” This reduced carbon content minimises the risk of sensitisation, making 304L a preferable choice for welded structures or applications where the material will undergo significant heating within the sensitisation temperature range. The 304L’s lower carbon content ensures that its corrosion resistance is maintained even after welding, making it a more suitable option for applications demanding both formability and corrosion resistance.
304-grade stainless steel is predominantly non-magnetic in its annealed state. The reason for its non-magnetic nature lies in its microstructure; 304 stainless steel is an austenitic alloy, which has a face-centered cubic (fcc) crystal structure. This particular structure, combined with the presence of elements like nickel, stabilises the austenitic phase, which is inherently non-magnetic. However, it’s worth noting that if 304 stainless steel is cold worked, through processes like bending, forming or drawing, it can become slightly magnetic due to the formation of a minute amount of ferrite or martensite structures in the steel. These structures are magnetic, and their presence can impart a weak magnetic behavior to the otherwise non-magnetic austenitic 304 stainless steel.
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