Stainless Steel, 304

304 stainless steel is a widely used austenitic stainless steel alloy characterized by its balanced composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel. This combination grants 304 stainless steel exceptional corrosion resistance across various environments, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. Its non-reactive nature and resistance to oxidation and staining, even in harsh conditions, make it popular in industries such as food processing, chemical processing, and architecture. 304 stainless steel’s non-magnetic property, attributed to its austenitic crystalline structure, further adds to its versatility.

Apart from its corrosion resistance, 304 stainless steel showcases excellent formability and weldability, enabling it to be readily shaped and joined using various fabrication techniques. Its mechanical properties, including respectable tensile and yield strength, render it suitable for both structural and decorative purposes. Due to its all-around performance and availability, 304 stainless steel is widely chosen for products ranging from kitchen appliances and medical equipment to architectural elements and industrial machinery, contributing to its status as one of the most versatile and utilized stainless steel grades.