Constraints Attached To Stainless Steel Sheets
August 4, 2020
Stainless steel sheets are cut size sheets of stainless steel. Usually, sheets are cut from coils. Sheets come in various variety. There are different constraints related to stainless steel.
Some of the Constraints of stainless steel sheets
Grades define the chemical composition of the product. There are different grades of stainless steel that affect the mechanical properties of stainless steel. Grades under stainless steel are divided into 3 main categories. Some commonly used grades & different series are:
- 300 series – 304 , 310, 316L ,321
- 200 series – JT, J4, SD, DD, 204CU, JSLAUS
- 400 series – 409,409M,409L,410,430,439,441
Sheets are manufactured in a wide range. And the thickness range starts from 0.50 mm and goes on after that. We keep in ready stock thickness up till 10 mm. There is also some thickness tolerance. Thicker material has high tolerance whereas thin material has less tolerance.
Sheets are being manufactured in several sizes. The most commonly used sizes are :- 1000mm x 2500mm, 1250 mm x 2500mm, 1500mm x 3000mm . However, apart from these sizes, customized sizes are also available depending upon the ordered quantity and availability of the material. So, we can cut the different sizes from a coil to make customized sheets.
There are different finishes of stainless steel. Finishes depend upon one’s usage. Polished sheets and coils are used where there is direct usage i.e. just cut and use, whereas in case of bending, joining, drawing it is recommended to use unpolished material.
Name of different finishes are:
2B – basic unpolished
HR- hot rolled, have a rough and unpolished finish
Hairline/ matt/ no.4 – the surface is polished. It has matt finish usually comes with a PVC coating to protect the finish from scratches
Mirror finish / no.8 – This surface is high gloss polished. It gives a reflection of the mirror. It usually comes with a PVC coating of 0.70 microns or above.
- There are also some mechanical properties attached to stainless steel. We have put our best to help you understand about sheets. But still, if you have any questions in your mind, please feel free to ask any time. We would love to answer all your questions.