To anyone who isn’t clued up with the steel industry it can be quite difficult to understand the different benefits of the varying types of steel. In the engineering industry stainless steel is one of the most popular choices among customers. In this blog we will be discussing the advantages of using stainless steel for your construction.
All stainless steels have a high resistance to corrosion. The corrosion resistance is as a result of a very thin oxide layer on the steel’s surface. The higher amounts of chromium in the steel, the more corrosion resistance it becomes. Some grades will resist scaling and maintain high strength at extremely high temperatures, while others show exceptional toughness at freezing temperatures.
Strong and Fabricated
The majority of stainless steels can be cut, welded, formed, machined and fabricated readily made into whatever you want. The cold work hardening properties of many stainless steels can be used in design to reduce material thicknesses and weight costs. Other stainless steels may be heat treated to make very high strength components.
Stainless steel is available in many surface finishes. It is easily and simply maintained resulting in a high quality, slick, classy appearance.
Stainless steel is the first choice in hospitals, kitchens, food and pharmaceutical processing facilities due to the simplicity and ease of its cleanability.
With a vast experience within this industry, we are a reliable supplier for steels in the North East. Our steel products include Ground Flat Stock, Silver Steel, Key Steel and Shim Steel. For more information on what we can offer you please visit steeldelivery.co.uk or give us a call on 0333 242 5189.