About Stainless Steel

- Jul 14, 2020-

The term “Stainless” was pitched early when steels were used in cutlery applications.

Now, the stainless steel is also known as “Inox” or “Inox steel”.

Basically, it’s an alloy of 10.5% Chromium and Iron.

Although Iron is the main component of the alloy, Chromium helps produce a sleek layer of Chromium Oxide over the surface of the steel structure and the layer is known as “passive layer”.

This layer prevents further corrosion on the surface.

The more chromium is added to the metal, the more resistance you get to oxidation and corrosion.

Besides, the stainless steel contains Manganese, Silicone and a good amount of Carbon.

For enhanced formidability and few other useful properties, Molybdenum and Nickel may be added.

At FMB Trading And Engineering, these materials are likely to be treated and the process by laser cutting,

metal bending, metal rolling and metal fabrication methods with relations to mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.

Inox or Stainless steel is a versatile material, which was primarily used for cutlery but soon proved its worth in different industries like chemical, automobile, etc.

Its adaptation was mainly because of the corrosion-resistant characteristics. But nowadays, stainless steel is not being recognized for its corrosion resistance characteristic only.

Other mechanical characteristics of this highly efficient material are getting recognition and they are getting into use for the production of metal products to make them more durable, efficient and oxidation resistant.

That’s why newer applications of Stainless Steel is being brought to light and here are some successful attempt to use Stainless Steel in different industries.

Kitchenware and Cutlery

The most known and notable application of Stainless steel is for cookware sets and other kitchen appliances.

Specially manufactured 420 and 410-grade steel is used to make the finest cutlery, especially for the knives because they keep the edges sharp for a long time.

For the forks and spoons, 304-grade steel is used, mostly the ductile 18/8 ones, containing 18% Chromium and 8% Nickel.

Differences between SUS304 and SUS316

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