Stainless steel is truly the mother of all alloys. It’s a family of iron-based alloys known for their corrosion and heat resistance properties. Stainless steel and its uses are enormous and vast due to its corrosion resistance and very low oxidation nature. Let’s discuss the proses of its making and uses.
Making of steel alloys
When iron metal is processed through Bessemer’s process we get steel alloys. Stainless steel is high alloy steel in which the chromium content is 10% with some nickel, and the rest being iron itself. This stainless steel is heat resistance, finished, and excellent corrosion resistance alloy for best use in humid and marine climates. The main constituents in steel are carbon, chromium, nickel, molybdenum, and manganese.
Features and forms of steel
Nickel improves its ductility strength and improves its corrosion resistance. Whereas the hot workability is improved by a combination of manganese in steel. Steel is available in almost 150 grades out of which grades 304 and 316 are the most commonly used sheets in many industries. Steel sheets are available in 0.4mm to 2.55mm wideness which can be later on modified according to the specific needs with high accuracy.
Its uses ad advantages
Steel is the most common metal in everyday life for making household utensils, crockery, cutlery, automotive, aerospace industry, and in making surgical instruments and pharmaceutical industries. Due to steels' high strength, corrosion, and oxidation free nature, its use in marine shipbuilding industries is highest. Stainless steel is also used for making railing, cookware appliances, trolleys, and grills of balcony in building constructions.
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