Stainless Steel Bar

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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 Moreā€¦

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 $$$

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 $$$

Pompton Plains, NJ  |  800-838-1978

When people think of stainless steel they think of us! We strive to achieve 100% customer satisfaction in order to keep them coming back to us for all of their stainless steel needs.

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Metal Associates $$$

Monroe, CT  |  475-231-1090

At Production Metals, we aim to provide high quality products, top-notch customer service, and use our superior product knowledge to ensure you get the product you need. We offer stainless steel rods and bars with diameters from 1/4" to 5". Various grades are also available, including 303 ULTRA, 304/L, 316/L, and more. We also offer precision cutting services with tolerances held up to P/M .005" Visit our website or call to get started!

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Production Metals $$$

Boca Raton, FL  |  800-770-9375

Inter Contal is an established metal service center specializing in aircraft quality materials used in aerospace, military and industrial applications. Available grades of stainless steel include 310, 316, 420, and more. Our company is certified ISO 9001:2000/FS61817 and compliant to MIL-I-45208 and MIL-STD-45662, in adherence to stringent quality control standards and total traceability.

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Inter Contal, Inc. $$$
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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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