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Stainless steel bars can be finished hot or cold and formed into rounds, squares, hexagons, octagons or flats. These shapes may be used as is, but are more commonly melted down or otherwise reworked by manufacturers into additional shapes such as angles, channels or tubing. 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. $$$

Irvine, CA  |  818-729-3343,949-250-3343

Industrial Metal Supply Company (IMS) is a full line metal distributor serving the needs of metal users since 1948. Now over sixty years old, IMS is renowned for an extensive inventory, robust production capabilities and exceptional customer service. Our product line includes a long list of metals in various alloys, shapes, and sizes; specialty and decorative metals; as well as a large selection of metalworking tools and supplies.

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Industrial Metal Supply Company $$$

Los Angeles, CA  |  866-267-8335

Industrial Metal Supply CompanyFor over 40 years, Bobco Metals has been a family-owned, leading supplier in the metals industry. We carry a wide selection of metals, including aluminum, stainless steel, and galvanized steel. Bobco Metals prides itself on our high-quality products and excellent customer service. All our customers can depend on Bobco Metals to supply the best metals in the industry. Call or visit our website to learn more! is a metal distributor serving the needs of metal users since 1948. IMS is renowned for an extensive inventory, robust production capabilities and exceptional customer service. Our product line includes a long list of metals in various alloys, shapes, and sizes; specialty and decorative metals; as well as a large selection of metalworking tools and supplies.

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Bobco Metals $$$
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Stainless steel bars offer advantages such as corrosion-resistance, high ductility, high weldability and cryogenic toughness. Another benefit of stainless steel bars is that they are totally recyclable, creating increasing demand amongst environmentally-friendly consumers.

Bars allow for easy consumption because the volume is straightforwardly regulated and pre-forms make shipping and processing much more predictable. Some of the wide-ranging applications of stainless steel bars include sinks, building materials, metal structures, hospital equipment, gratings and consumer appliances.

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The shape of the stainless steel bar impacts what application it will be used for as well as how the bar has been processed. For instance, galvanized stainless steel bars are most often used as grating. Typical industries that utilize stainless steel bars include telecommunications, aerospace, construction, masonry, marine, automotive, electronics, medical and petrochemical.

Manufacturing stainless steel bars is a multi-step process. First, the raw materials are melted together in an electric furnace for 8 to 12 hours, until they reach their recrystallization temperature. The molten steel is then cast into semi-finished forms called billets, but can also be referred to as bars. If desired, the stainless steel bars can then undergo a forming process via hot rolling, where they are formed into various other parts and shapes.

They are then heat treated through annealing, where the steel is heated and then cooled through quenching or air hardening. The steel hardens or softens, depending on the amount of time it is let to cool. When it has cooled, the stainless steel is descaled, which removes any buildup by pickling or electrocleaning. It is then cut to obtain its final desired shape and size by shearing, blanking, nibbling or flame cutting.

Further processing to acquire a certain type of finish is done through hot rolling, cold rolling, annealing, descaling or different combinations of these processes. The most common grades used to form stainless steel bars include 304 and 316. The 300 series are types of austenitic stainless steel, meaning that they are useful in mild, harsh and corrosive environments as well as being non-magnetic.

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