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Formed through hot or cold rolling, stainless steel strip offers many advantages over conventional steel such as increased corrosion-resistance, tensile strength and ductility, as well as cryogenic toughness. In addition, stainless steel strip offers total recyclability, creating increasing demand amongst environmentally-friendly consumers. Read More…

Stainless Steel Strips Stainless steel strip is a flat-rolled, very thin sheet of stainless steel.
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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. $$$

Northbrook, IL  |  847-272-3240

While priding ourselves on our status as a woman-owned business, we also put that pride right into the products we manufacture. We not only carry hard-to-find materials like Monel and Kovar, we also specialize in the basics: stainless steel, aluminum, aircraft alloys, and more. We are an ISO 9001 and AS9120 certified company, with DFARS compliant material, and we keep our high-quality products competitively-priced.

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Michlin Metals Inc. $$$

Avon Lake, OH  |  800-679-3659

We specialize in aluminum, copper, stainless, nickel, and other specialty metals. If your needs are for engineered close tolerance foil, coil, strip, sheet or fabricated metals, Lester Metals offers a unique combination of advanced materials, diverse technical skills, and industry knowledge to provide the metal you need when you need it.

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Lester Metals LLC $$$
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Stainless steel strip is a common mill form of stainless steel and is typically stocked in three types: heat-treatable, non-heat-treatable and pre-hardened. Stainless steel strip is formed to fit desired applications through processes such as slitting, edging, annealing, shearing, polishing, tempering and additional custom finishing. Most typically made into coil, stainless steel strip can also be made into shapes such as channels, frames, trim and angles.

Some additional applications of stainless steel strip include catalytic converters, building materials, compressor valves, hospital equipment, cutting tools, consumer appliances and electronic enclosures. Stainless steel strip is often used in industries such as telecommunication, medical, aerospace, construction, automotive, electronics, petrochemical and food processing.

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Manufacturing stainless steel strip 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 blooms, billets, slabs, rods and tube rounds. The unfinished shapes then undergo a forming process such as cold rolling, in order to become stainless steel strip.

The cold rolling process is not done at temperatures that are generally considered cold, but at temperatures that are below the recrystallization temperature of the metal. During the cold rolling process, stainless steel strip is pulled between rollers in order to be compressed and squeezed into the desired shape, which for strip is very thin with a length that is many times its width.

Heat-treatable stainless steel can also be hot rolled, which is generally the same process except the process is done at temperatures that are above the recrystallization temperature of the metal. 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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