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The stainless steel plates are crafted from durable 304-grade stainless steel, known for its resistance to corrosion and sleek appearance. With a 2mm thickness and brushed finish, these plates, measuring 2000mm x 1000mm, are ideal for various applications ranging from kitchen cladding to industrial use. Each plate comes with a protective coating on one side to prevent scratches, ensuring a polished look. With a 1-2 day dispatch speed and free UK delivery, these plates combine quality and convenience for all your project needs.
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Our 2mm 304 stainless steel plates are an excellent choice for many DIY and industrial projects. 2mm thick 304 stainless steel plates are commonly used in various industries such as food processing, medical, chemical, and construction. 304 stainless steel is a grade of stainless steel that contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel, which provides excellent corrosion resistance and durability.
The stainless steel plates offered here are made of robust 304-grade stainless steel, a material known for its durability and resistance to rust and corrosion. With a thickness of 2mm (or roughly 1/16″), these plates combine sturdiness with a sleek aesthetic, evident from their brushed finish. This makes them not only functional but also pleasing to the eye.
Measuring at 2000mm x 1000mm (or 200 x 100cm), these plates are suitable for a wide array of applications. Their generous size allows for them to be used in larger projects without the need for frequent joins, ensuring a clean and seamless look. Furthermore, one side of the plate comes with a protective coating. This additional layer shields the metal from potential scratches during handling and installation, ensuring that the finished project maintains a polished appearance.
Weighing in at 32kg, these stainless steel plates are substantial enough to resist warping, making them perfect for both horizontal and vertical applications. Some typical uses for these plates include wall cladding in kitchens, counters in commercial settings, machinery parts in industrial setups, and protective panels in various environments.
Ordering these stainless steel plates also comes with the added benefits of convenience and speed. With a dispatch speed of 1-2 days and free delivery within the UK, customers can rest assured that their order will arrive promptly and without any additional shipping fees.
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Yes, 2mm thick 304 stainless steel sheet can be welded using appropriate welding techniques and equipment.
Welding of stainless steel requires specific knowledge and skills because stainless steel has unique properties that can affect the welding process. Some of the challenges of welding stainless steel include its high thermal conductivity, low thermal expansion, and tendency to warp and distort during welding. Therefore, it is essential to use proper welding techniques and equipment to ensure a successful weld.
Yes, it is possible to bend 2mm thick 304 stainless steel sheet. However, it requires some skill and proper equipment to achieve a clean and precise bend.
Stainless steel is known for its high strength and hardness, which makes it difficult to bend without cracking or damaging the material. Therefore, it is essential to use appropriate techniques and equipment to achieve the desired bend without causing damage to the material.
2mm thick 304 stainless steel sheet metal is highly resistant to rust and corrosion, thanks to its high chromium content (18%) and nickel content (8%). These elements provide a protective layer on the surface of the metal, which prevents corrosion and rust formation.
However, stainless steel can still rust under certain conditions, such as exposure to high levels of salt or acidic environments. In these situations, the protective layer on the surface of the metal can be compromised, leading to rust formation.
The stainless steel plates made of 304-grade stainless steel offer a balance of performance and value. When compared to other grades:
Corrosion Resistance: 304-grade is renowned for its excellent resistance to rust and general corrosion, especially in non-saltwater environments. However, 316-grade offers enhanced resistance to chloride corrosion, making it more suitable for marine applications.
Cost: 304-grade is typically more cost-effective than higher grades like 316, making it a popular choice for many applications that don’t require the highest corrosion resistance.
Strength and Ductility: 304-grade offers good strength and formability. However, specialised grades like duplex stainless steels might offer higher strength.
Temperature Resistance: While 304-grade can withstand high temperatures, other grades might be designed specifically for extreme temperature applications.
Weldability: 304-grade stainless steel offers excellent weldability, making it ideal for various applications. Some other grades might be more challenging to weld without experiencing degradation.
Machinability: 304 is fairly easy to machine, but some grades, like the free-machining 303 stainless steel, are designed specifically to be easily machined.
Aesthetic Appeal: The 304-grade provides a bright and shiny finish, especially when polished, comparable to many other stainless steel grades.
Usage: 304-grade is one of the most widely used stainless steels due to its balance of properties and cost. Other grades might be chosen for specific environments or requirements.
Check out our recent article ‘304 Stainless Steel Sheet Metal: A Helpful Guide’ for a deeper dive into all things stainless sheeting. Our goal for our blogs and help guides is to answer as many questions as possible to help to explain the possibilities of mesh to our customers.
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