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Stainless Steel is the name given to a range of steels which contain enhanced levels of chromium providing the steel with very good corrosion and heat resistance properties. The most common grade of stainless steel is Grade 304 which has many uses; predominantly cutlery and splash backs. Every grade of Stainless Steel is able to resist some level of corrosion and heat, however each grade contains different levels of chromium and therefore different corrosion and heat resistance properties. These qualities make Stainless Steel very versatile and suitable for use in food preparation, engineering, pharmaceutical and architectural industries. We stock a wide variety of forms of Stainless Steel in grades 303, 304 and 316 and a range of dimensions to suit your individual projects. Our Angle, Box, Bar, Tube, Sheet and Rod are supplied in grade 304. This is the most commonly used grade and is suitable for most general applications. It is easy to weld and has good forming properties and corrosion resistance. Our Angle, Tube and Bar is also supplied in grade 316. Grade 316 has a higher corrosion resistance than grade 304 making it more suited to tough environments such as exposure to salt water and heavily industrialised areas. It has good weldability but is slightly harder to machine than grade 304. We also supply our Round Bar and Hexagon Bar in grade 303. The presence of sulphur in this variety of Stainless Steel makes it ideal for machining. It is also easier to drill and cut compared to other grades. However please note grade 303 is not suitable for welding. Stainless Steel Splashback and Unbreakable Mirror are both supplied in grade 304 at 0.9mm thick. If you require specific lengths for your project then why not take advantage of our cutting service? We offer up to 10 FREE cuts per length. You can purchase your stainless steel products through our website or by calling our sales team on 01274 875479 who will be happy to process the order for you.