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A stainless steel bar is made of iron and two or more chemical elements -often known as an alloy. A high chromium content can offer exceptional resistance to rust and staining. Stainless steel manufacturers offer several proprietary alloys in addition to the 57 standard stainless steel alloys. There countless uses for stainless steel alloys: building exteriors, roofs, bulk materials handling equipment, and vehicle parts. Read More…

Stainless Steel Bar Stainless steel bars, also referred to as rods, are solid pieces of various grade stainless steels that are rolled from billets.
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Sound Beach, NY  |  631-821-1101

We provide the best products in the stainless steel industry. Our customers know they can trust us for quality, affordability, and convenience. Our multiple locations make it easy to get what you need within days!

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Source 21, Inc. $$$

Chester, NY  |  845-469-3899

Cada Stainless is a distributor of stainless steel in strip, coil & sheet. All grades of stainless steel available- annealed, tempered in 301,302,304,316, straight and L grades, 17/4, 17/7, 420,430,440, temper rolling to specific thicknesses & tolerances available.

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Cada Stainless & Alloys $$$

Pompton Plains, NJ  |  800-838-1978

Our company may have started small, but we quickly grew to handle the largest aluminum orders. Our metals are made from the highest quality materials, and we pledge to offer superior service to all our customers. We don’t want customers who use us one time, we want to establish lifelong relationships with customers that last generations. Contact us for more info!

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Metal Associates $$$

Long Island City, NY  |  800-767-9494

Metalmen provides worldwide distribution of all stainless steel. With our wide range of products, we offer expert market advice and complete metalworking as a custom response supplier serving industry.

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Metalmen Sales Inc. $$$

Hanson, MA  |  800-531-9500

Accommodating any size inquiry or destination. For all your stainless steel needs and more, our top priority is supplying quality material, competitive pricing and prompt delivery every time. Bars, plates, rings, discs, forgings, pipe, tubing, etc. from stock, in mill form or in precision cut pieces.

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AAA Metals Company Inc. $$$

Indian Trial, NC  |  800-772-6176

Accommodating any size inquiry or destination. For all your stainless steel needs and more, our top priority is supplying quality material, competitive pricing and prompt delivery every time. Bars, plates, rings, discs, forgings, pipe, tubing, etc. from stock, in mill form or in precision cut pieces.

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Industrial Alloys, Inc. $$$
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Manufacturing of Stainless-Steel Bars

Stainless steel bars are made by melting Iron ore, chromium, silicon, nickel, and other raw elements together in an electric furnace. After 8 to 12 hours in intense heat, this mixture is cooled through quenching or air hardening. Depending on the amount of time spent cooling, the steel becomes either harder or softer. The stainless steel is descaled after cooling, which involves removing any accumulation using pickling or electrocleaning. Then the steel is cut using shearing, blanking, nibbling, or flame cutting to produce the final shape and size. Hot rolling, cold rolling, annealing, descaling, or other combinations of these procedures are used as further processing to provide certain finishes. Stainless steel bars are produced in grades 304 and 316.

Shapes of Steel Bars

Flat Bars

Flat stainless-steel bars are hot rolled, thick, strong, and corrosion resistant. They are often sold as 316 or 304 stainless steel round bars. 316 is an upgraded variant of 304, because the 316 has more molybdenum and nickel, making 316 useful for severe environments. Molybdenum increases the steel's resistance to acetic acid vapors, seawater, and chloride-contaminated media. The steel maintains corrosion resistance in contaminated marine environments, and freezing temperatures. If you are welding steel for corrosive environments, search for manufacturers who offer the lower carbon type 316L.

The most adaptable and popular stainless steel is 304. Its chemical makeup, mechanical characteristics, weldability, and resistance to corrosion and oxidation make it the best all-around stainless steel at a competitive price. The 304 alloy responds well to cold treatment. If intergranular corrosion in the heat-affected zone is a possibility, it’s advised to use the 304L alloy.

Stainless Steel is used for a range of applications, from ornaments to dental braces.

Flat Stainless-Steel Bars

Round Bars

Round stainless steel bars are easily cut, so they are often used to make machine parts and automotive components. It takes several steps to make round stainless steel bars. After being melted in the furnace, the steel is cast into semi-finished shapes called ‘billets’ or bars. The bars undergo a hot rolling process to be shaped as needed. Due to their corrosion resistance properties, stainless steel bars are fabulous for the production of automotive grills or construction fasteners.

Round Stainless-Steel Bars

Hexagonal Bars

Hexagonal bars are often used in construction industries as they are designed to carry weight.

Hexagonal Stainless-Steel Bars

Square Bars

Square bars are well-liked for their extreme resilience and power. Square bars are used as medium or large parts for industrial machinery. This form of steel is used widely in the manufacturing sector to make machinery, fasteners, and other equipment.

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Stainless Steel 316

Stainless Steel 316

Stainless steel is a type of steel alloy containing a minimum of 10.5% chromium. Chromium imparts corrosion resistance to the metal. Corrosion resistance is achieved by creating a thin film of metal...

Stainless Steel Fabrication

Stainless Steel Fabrication

Stainless steel can be fabricated using any of the traditional forming and shaping methods. Austenitic stainless steel can be rolled, spun, deep drawn, cold forged, hot forged, or stippled using force and stress...

Stainless Steel Grades

Stainless Steel Grades

Stainless steel grades each consist of carbon, iron, 10.5%-30% chromium, nickel, molybdenum, and other alloying elements. It is a popular metal used in various products, tools, equipment, and structures that serve in many industrial, commercial, and domestic applications...

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