When choosing materials for a project, engineers and designers frequently overlook stainless steel on account of its high initial cost. However, stainless steel sheet metal fabrication actually provides many advantages that far outweigh the negatives.
Stainless steel is an iron alloy. There are over 60 grades, all of which have a minimum of 10.5% chromium. The chromium in stainless steel makes the alloy tough and corrosion resistant. As a result, stainless steel sheet metal fabrication is an excellent option for applications that involve harsh environments conducive to corrosion.
In addition to being corrosion resistant, stainless steel is highly heat resistant. This property makes stainless steel a smart choice for use in boilers, heat exchangers, and other applications that involve extreme temperatures.
Ease of Fabrication
Stainless steel has a bit of a reputation for being difficult to fabricate, but this is only the case for fabricators with outdated equipment. At Stone City, we can handle stainless steel sheet metal fabrication with ease thanks to our skilled team and top of the line equipment.
Another advantage of stainless steel sheet metal fabrication is that stainless steel is recyclable. In fact, over 50% of stainless steel on the market comes from stainless steel scraps that have been melted down for reuse. This makes stainless steel an attractive choice for organizations looking to diminish their environmental impact.
Low Maintenance, Long Service Life
The high initial cost of stainless steel (as compared to other materials) is offset by the fact that it doesn’t typically require much expensive maintenance, and by the fact that it can last for a long time without needing to be replaced. In the long term, using stainless steel is actually very economical.
Would you like to learn more about the advantages of stainless steel sheet metal fabrication? Contact Stone City today! Call us at (800) 960-3373 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to discussing your next fabrication project.