Engineering Steel is a steel that has had small amounts of one or more alloying elements (other than carbon) such as such as manganese, silicon, nickel, titanium, copper, chromium and aluminum added. This produces specific properties that are not found in regular carbon steel.
Engineering Steels are workhorses of industry because of their economical cost, wide availability, ease of processing, and good mechanical properties. Alloy steels are generally more responsive to heat and mechanical treatments than carbon steels.
Stainless Steel Square Bar 304/304L is a square shaped 304/304L Stainless Steel Alloy bar.
304/304L Stainless Steel Alloy has excellent mechanical properties and is resistant to many corrosive agents.
It is useful where sanitation and cleanliness are important. Non magnetic in the annealed condition. Hardness and tensile strength can be increased by cold working, but modified by lowered carbon content providing good resistance to corrosion in welded construction where subsequent heat treatment is not practical.
Grade 304L (L= low carbon) is the same as the 304 except it has an extra-low-carbon analysis, the advantage of which is that it precludes any harmful precipitation in the 800º F to 1500º F range, such as might otherwise occur in welding heavier sections.
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Stainless Steel Square Bar 304/304L
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