Stainless Steel Bar

Kloeckner Metals proudly supplies stainless steel bar in a variety of grades and finishes nationwide across our network of 40+ branches.

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More Details About Each Stainless Steel Bar Grade

  • T-303

    T-303 bar offers outstanding machinability and is almost exclusively used for machined parts, mostly in automatic screw machines. While T-303 is not hardenable by heat treatment, it can be cold worked to increase strength and hardness. It is not considered very weldable.

  • 304

    304 is the most popular stainless steel, boasting high strength, good corrosion resistance, excellent formability, and good welding characteristics. This grade is found in aerospace and automotive components, architectural fixtures, kitchen sinks, consumer durables, and food processing equipment.

  • 304L

    The ultra-low carbon variant of 304 stainless, 304L is more resistant to intergranular corrosion than 304, especially during welding.

  • 316L

    316L is the ultra-low carbon variant of 316 stainless steel. The main difference from 304L in chemical composition is the addition of molybdenum which enhances corrosion resistance and mechanical properties at higher temperatures. Some industries applying this stainless grade include the chemical, fertilizer, and pharmaceutical industries. It is also used for marine applications, and aircraft and architectural components.

Learn More About Each Stainless Steel Bar Grade

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General Info About Stainless Steel Bar

Stainless steel bar is available in the alloy grades T-303, 304, 304L, and 316L in the cold drawn, centerless ground, hot, and mill finishes. It is frequently used in the automotive, aerospace, food service, chemical, and marine industries, among others.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is stainless steel bar?

    ANSWER:

    Stainless steel bar is a stainless steel product primarily used in industrial applications. Kloeckner Metals stocks it in various grades and finishes and will deliver to customer’s exact specification.

  • What are some common applications for stainless steel bar?

    ANSWER:

    It can be used in components seen across industries and is especially suitable for applications requiring superior corrosion resistance and machinability. Pulp, paper, and dyeing equipment, heat exchangers, and film processing equipment are all typical end uses for this stainless steel grade.

  • What is the main difference between 304 and 316L?

    ANSWER:

    316L stainless is an ultra-low carbon variant which means that the maximum carbon content permitted is set at 0.03%, whereas other stainless steel grades may contain up to 0.08% carbon. 316L has the addition of molybdenum for superior performance including increased corrosion resistance and improved mechanical properties at elevated temperatures.

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