Stainless steel is used in engineering applications where cleanliness and resistance to corrosion are important factors. However many different grades of stainless steel material exist and making the right choice has a huge impact on performance and costs in a given application. Specifying a marine grade 316 material for an indoor architectural application would be a waste of money, whereas using 304 grade in marine applications could be an expensive mistake when rust starts appearing within a few months of use.
The stainless steel material grade also affects the way in which it can be formed and processed. Shaw Metal Solutions are experts in all aspects of stainless steel fabrication and can help guide you to the right material choice for your application, ensuring you strike the right balance between cost and performance.