Stainless Steel Tubing
Over the years, our high performance stainless steel tubing options have been a popular selection among clients. We offer telescopic stainless steel tubing as well as wholesale stainless steel tubing to further assist our customers. While there are some disadvantages to this material—which we will discuss a bit further—the benefits definitely outweigh the downfalls.
The Pros and Cons of Stainless Steel
Let’s start by noting the great properties and benefits of steel. This sturdy material holds remarkable weight bearing properties. It is also very resistant to corrosion, is durable, has a high strength to weight ratio, and holds a fair resistance to thermal and electrical conductivity. Stainless steel is easy to clean and non-magnetic. Consequently, it offers a lower conductivity than aluminum, and steel is much heavier—hence it is stronger as well. It is durable, not likely to scratch, and holds up in highly corrosive environments. Additional advantages of stainless steel tubing are that it can withstand higher shock, pressure, and stress than other materials such as aluminum or copper. A disadvantage of steel is its very poor conductor ability in comparison to most metals. It does not have very strong electrical conductivity, it’s heavy, and can be difficult to work with depending on the task.
We offer 304 stainless steel tubing, which is a widely used alloy in stainless steel. It includes 18% chromium and 8% nickel. It has nice forming and welding properties and can be used in mining, water filtration systems, among other industries. Type 304 has strong corrosion resistance, is strong, and has good drawability. It can be transformed into a variety of shapes and used without annealing. As a leading stainless steel tubing supplier, we also offer 201 stainless steel tubing. We are a trustworthy provider of this type of 200 series stainless steel. Type 201 is utilized among a wide range of household appliances including washing machines, doors, and sinks. It is also used in the automotive, decorative architecture, and trailer industry. There are many uses for this type of alloy. However, it is not recommended for outdoor applications due to its susceptibility to pitting and corrosion.
What Is Stainless Steel Used For?
Stainless steel can be used for just about anything. Common uses of this element include lightweight applications, table framing, transportation holds, plumbing, gas lines, handrails, among many other uses. Type 304 stainless steel is used in the food industry and is ideal for many things such as milk processing, wine making, and brewing. We can also find it in household appliances such as refrigerators, sinks, or tabletops. All in all, because of its great look and features, this type of material is more popular than aluminum and copper.
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Stainless steel is a versatile choice with a strong structure and resistance to wear and corrosion. In addition to steel tubing, we offer aluminum tubing and brass tubing options. Feel free to submit a request for quotation or contact us for more information by filling out the form below. We look forward to working with you!