What size stainless steel sheet do I need?

Source:UAITE STEEL CO., LTD    Time:23 December 2020

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  The selection of stainless steel sheets should consider the operating conditions, such as manual operation or automatic operation, the performance and type of the hot press, and the quality requirements of the pressed material such as hardness and gloss. We must also consider economic calculations. Every time a new stainless steel sheet is polished, it is required to produce a low-quality decorative plate

  The article contains following:

  1,The grade of stainless steel sheet in common

  2,The best choice of size is 300 series

  3,What should pay attention to choose the size

  1,The grade of stainless steel sheet in common

  There are many grades available of stainless steel. Atlantic Stainless offers sheets in the following grades: 304, 304L, 316/316L, 301 Ann, 301QH, 301HH, 301FH, 302, 309, 310, 321, 330, 347, 409, 410, 430, 600, 625, 718, 15-5, 17- 4, 17-7, A286, and 2205.

  The grades are determined by a chemical formula. Of all the stainless steel alloys, the 300 series grade is the most commonly used, of which, the 304 alloy austenitic steel is the most common type. Its versatility and strength make it the most widely used, and is available in more forms and finishes than any other grade of stainless steel. Approximately 70% of all stainless steel made is austenitic, a nonmagnetic, solid solution of mostly iron and carbon which relates to its primary crystalline structure.

  2,The best choice of size is 300 series

  The 300 series grade is the most corrosion resistant, most ductile, and can be easily formed and welded. The 304-grade stainless steel sheet is the ideal grade to use not only because of its incredible welding characteristics, but also because of its balanced austenitic structure. It’s widely used in many industrial, architectural, and transportation related applications.

  The level of corrosion resistance, or what makes stainless steel stainless, is related to the amount of carbon and chromium used in the finished alloy. The corrosion resistance of the many grades of stainless steels stems from alloying the base iron with at least 10.5 % chromium and a maximum of .15% carbon. The chromium provides a passive film of chromium oxide that rises to the surface, coats the steel, and blocks corrosion from spreading into the metal’s internal structure. Therefore, increasing the amount of chromium gives an increased resistance to corrosion

  3,What should pay attention to choose the size

  In addition, when selecting the most reasonable thickness of the stainless steel sheet, the use time, quality, and rigidity should be considered, and the strength requirements of the plate under compression; thermal conductivity} pressure distribution, and the size of the press plate should be considered.

  If the thickness of the steel plate is not enough, it is easy to bend, which will affect the production of decorative panels}If the thickness is too large, the steel sheet is too heavy, which not only increases the cost of the steel plate, but also brings unnecessary difficulties to the operation. At the same time, the margin that should be left when the stainless steel sheet is processed or used. The thickness of the copper plate is not absolutely the same, but the thickness of the same steel plate is as consistent as possible. Generally, the thickness tolerance of the medium-sized saw plate is 0.05 to o.15 mm. If the requirements are too strict, grinding costs will also increase. Generally, it is a steel plate with high tensile strength and large hardness. The greater the resistance to mechanical damage, the longer the durability of use, but the cost of grinding and processing is also higher.