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A Look at N08904 Stainless Steel

stainless-steel-rodsKnown for its anti-corrosive and heat-resistant properties, N08904 stainless steel is a high-alloy steel which is used for a number of different applications. While, these days, it often takes a back seat to duplex stainless steel, it still has a place in this world.

Also known as alloy 904L, it’s equal parts tough and moldable. Wanting to learn more about N08904 stainless steel? This article has you covered. read more…

The Structural Components of S31803 Stainless Steel

S31803-stainless-steelAlso known as duplex stainless steel or 2205, S31803 stainless steel is a steel product which has grown in popularity in recent years. Lauded for its combination of strength and anti-corrosive properties, it serves a number of functions. The best thing about S31803 stainless steel? It is relatively inexpensive.

The question is: how can this stainless steel be all of these things? How can it be so high-functioning at such a meager price? The answer is in its ingredients. read more…

Is Just in Time (JIT) Delivery Right for Your Business?

jit-delivery-planJust in time (JIT) delivery solidifies the relationship between you and your supplier to forge something greater than the sum of its parts. Traditionally, manufacturers keep a large stock of materials on hand and draw from that stock as needed when customer orders come in. With JIT stocking, manufacturers order only what they need to fill specific customer orders. With less inventory to store, and less waste, manufacturers can cut costs and boost profits. But realizing the full potential of JIT delivery requires the right balance of planning, foresight, and communication with your supplier. read more…

Understanding the Advantages of S31803 Stainless Steel

S31803-stainless-steelAlso known as duplex stainless steel, S31803 stainless steel is a form of stainless steel which is made out of a combination of austenitic and ferritic steels.

As the years have passed, S31803 stainless steel has grown in popularity. There are a number of reasons for this growth in popularity, some of which involve the steel’s strength, some of which involve the steel’s physical attributes, and some of which involve the steel’s price. read more…

How Stainless Steel Offers Environmental Sustainability

stainless-steel-environmentMore and more consumers, builders and industry professionals are putting a high premium on environmentally friendly and sustainable materials. Stainless steel can play an important role in the sustainability of your structures and systems.

In this article, we will discuss some of the environmental benefits associated with the use of stainless steel. Its high durability, combined with the fact that it’s a highly recyclable material, makes stainless steel a great choice for environmentally conscious manufacturers and businesses around the world. read more…

Characteristics of 904L Stainless Steel

904L-stainless-steel904L stainless steel is a highly durable and highly versatile material. It’s valued for its high resistance to corrosion and heat as well as its level of weldability. It’s even the choice for stainless steel Rolex watches; the high end watchmaker made the switch from 304L to 904L when they discovered that the latter would offer a better level of resistance to corrosion and pitting and make even their watches a lifelong purchase even for active wearers. read more…

The History of Stainless Steel

stainless-steel-historyWhile iron has been in use for over 1,000 years, stainless steel is relatively new. The first stainless steel was produced around 100 years ago. In the intervening decades, it has revolutionized the modern world and is found in applications from building to healthcare to transportation.  read more…

The History of Duplex Stainless Steel

Duplex stainless steel is an alloy which makes use of both austenitic and ferritic steels. Combining these two steels, it’s able to be affordable, strong, and resistant to corrosion.

However, this alloy hasn’t always been what it is now. First conceived in the early 20th century, it has undergone a great deal of evolution. 

Here is the history of duplex stainless steel. read more…

Understanding Stress Corrosion Cracking in Duplex Stainless Steel

stainless steelDuplex stainless steel has become more and more popular for its combination of strength and affordability. Not only can duplex stainless steel hold up reliably through trauma impact, but through corrosion as well.

To understand the corrosion resistance properties of duplex stainless steel, you must also understand the concept of stress corrosion cracking. Let’s discuss what it entails, and how it relates to duplex.  read more…

What are the Benefits of Duplex Stainless Steel?

stainless-steelDuplex stainless steel, sometimes called S31803 or S32205 stainless steel, is an alloy which consists of both austenitic and ferritic stainless steels. The combination of these two stainless steel types creates an alloy with terrific versatility.

Not only are duplex stainless steels strong, but lightweight and affordable as well.  Though they’re not perfect, they do very arguably offer the most bang for their buck.

So what are the exact benefits of duplex stainless steel? Let’s discuss.  read more…