Buying and Selling Stainless Steel Scrap
Stainless Steel is commonly found around workshops in the following forms:
- 304 Stainless Steel
- 316 Stainless Steel
- 409 Stainless Steel
- 430 Stainless Steel
- And a number of other ferric and non-ferric Stainless Steels
In metallurgy, stainless steel, also known as inbox steel, is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass.
Stainless steel is notable for its corrosion resistance, and it is widely used for food handling and cutlery among many other applications.
Stainless steel does not readily corrode, rust or stain with water as ordinary steel does. However, it is not fully stain-proof in low-oxygen, high-salinity, or poor air-circulation environments. There are various grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment the alloy must endure. Stainless steel is used where both the properties of steel and corrosion resistance are required.
There are different types of stainless steels: when nickel is added, for instance, the austenite structure of iron is stabilized. This crystal structure makes such steels virtually non-magnetic and less brittle at low temperatures. For greater hardness and strength, more carbon is added. With proper heat treatment, these steels are used for such products as razor blades, cutlery, and tools.