As a stainless steel supplier and distributor, we warehouse a wide range of Stainless Steel:
Type 303 is a free-machining
variation of T-304. The addition of sulfur for better machinability
makes this a favorite for use in automatic screw machines.
304-304L: The most widely used of the austenitic
grades, T-304 offers good corrosion resistance to many chemicals
and industrial atmospheres. Generally considered non-magnetic, it
can become slightly magnetic when cold-worked. In 304L, the carbon
content has been lowered to .03% max. for corrosion resistance at
heat affected zones from welding.
316 & 316L: Type 316 is an austenitic chrome
nickel steel with superior corrosion resistance
to that of other chrome nickel steels. T-316 is generally considered
non-magnetic, but can become magnetic when cold worked. In 316L,
the carbon content has been lowered to .03% max. for corrosion resistance
at heat affected
zones from welding.