From the kitchen to the doctor’s surgery and even office buildings, we’re exposed to the many uses of stainless steel every day. Stainless steel can be used in and around the home, as well as for commercial and industrial settings, from stair rails to counter tops. It’s also commonly used in the automotive industry for car exhaust systems and other key components of a vehicle.
Stainless steel, unlike regular steel, is resistant to corrosion, rusting and staining when exposed to water. The strength and corrosion resistance of stainless steel makes this a popular metal to work with, and it generally stays in great condition even after years of use, so it’s a great option in the home for applications such as splashbacks or kitchenware. Stainless steel retains its strength and impact resistance, even at high temperatures. What’s more, when this material is scratched or damaged, it immediately rebuilds the thin transparent layer which forms on the surface due to the alloying elements used to make it, so it remains bright and shiny without any coating.
Stainless Steel Forms
We provide stainless steel tubing, rods, bars, channels and mesh – all of these forms can be cut to a specific length or size, and are available in a range of thicknesses and radius’. Stainless steel’s resistance to staining and corrosion, as well as its familiar appearance and low maintenance properties, make it an ideal material for a number of applications. Whatever project you have in mind, we can help you find the right product to suit your needs.
Stainless Steel Uses
Stainless steel fabrication is widespread, due to this versatile metal having so many great properties. In addition to being 100% recyclable, it’s also easy to sterilise and keep clean, so it’s commonly used in food preparation and medical settings where sanitation is of the highest importance.
Stainless steel mesh can be used for industrial fencing and agricultural industries, as well as for gardening and horticulture. In addition to industrial equipment and public spaces, it is also used in cookware, cutlery and appliances.
It’s even commonly found in hospital and medical settings, for use with surgical equipment and dental instruments to operating tables, cannulas and even for replacement joints or for plates to fix broken bones. Its high strength means that the thickness of the stainless steel can be reduced, so it’s a popular choice for shipping containers and the transportation of food products, as it’s more cost effective.