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Guide to Stainless Steel Sheet

Posted in: Guides October 7, 2009 - by J. Andrew Hubbard

 

At Cut2SizeMetals.com we carry a variety of stainless steel sheets and finishes. Below is a quick guide to help you find the right sheet for your job. As always, if you don't see what you need or have question, give us a call at 812.429.1634 and we can special order items and answer all you stainless steel questions. Some of our stainless steel sheets come in multiple finishes, but most of our customers use the 2B finish for their applications.

At Cut2SizeMetals.com we carry a variety of stainless steel sheets and finishes. Here is a quick guide to help you find the right sheet for your job.
  

316 2B Finish

Better corrosion resistance as well as higher strength at elevated temperatures than 304. Used for pumps, valves, textile and chemical equipment, pulp & paper and marine applications. The 2B finish is a bright, cold rolled industrial finish with no grain pattern.

430 2B Finish

Combines good corrosion resistance and heat and oxidation resistance up to 1500°F with good mechanical properties. Unlike the other grades we carry, type 430 is magnetic. Applications include oil refinery equipment, roofing and siding, and restaurant equipment. The 2B finish is a bright, cold rolled industrial finish with no grain pattern.

 

309 2D finish

Provides excellent corrosion resistance and heat resistance plus good strength at room and elevated temperatures. Typical uses include furnace parts, heating elements, aircraft and jet engine parts, heat exchangers, kiln liners, boiler baffles, refinery and chemical processing equipment, and auto exhaust parts. The 2D finish is a dull, cold rolled industrial finish with no grain pattern.

304 #4 Polish

This is the most common alloy used for sheet metal fabrication. It has good formability and weldability, and offers good corrosion resistance to both chemical and atmospheric conditions. The #4 Polish finish has a 150-180 grit grain in one direction.

304 #8 Mirror Finish

This is the most common alloy used for sheet metal fabrication. It has good formability and weldability, and offers good corrosion resistance to both chemical and atmospheric conditions. The #8 Mirror finish is a polished, highly reflective finish with the grain marks polished out.

304 2B Finish

This is the most common alloy of stainless steel used for sheet metal fabrication. It has good formability and weldability, and offers good corrosion resistance to both chemical and atmospheric conditions. The 2B finish is a bright, cold rolled industrial finish with no grain pattern.