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304 Stainless Steel Angle

304 stainless steel angles are structural shapes made from a type of stainless steel known as AISI 304 or simply 304 stainless steel. This alloy is a versatile and widely used stainless steel grade that contains a combination of chromium (18-20%), nickel (8-10.5%), and a small amount of carbon (up to 0.08%). The presence of these elements provides 304 stainless steel with excellent corrosion resistance, high durability, and good mechanical properties, making it suitable for various applications.

The angles are L-shaped cross-sections with two legs that meet at a 90-degree angle. They are commonly available in equal leg lengths, where both sides are of the same length, and unequal leg lengths, where one side is longer than the other. The dimensions of the angles can vary depending on the specific application and manufacturing standards.

It offers great corrosion resistance due to its chromium and nickel composition and ease of fabrication, making it a great choice for many applications. Its finish provides a sleek and attractive look, from kitchen appliances to building facades. Other benefits include low maintenance costs and durability, making this type of stainless steel an economical option for designs ranging from utilitarian to sophisticated or ornate.

Uses of 304 Stainless Steel Angles

  • Structural applications: 304 stainless steel angles are commonly used in structural frameworks and support systems. They provide stability and strength to structures like buildings, bridges, and platforms.
  • Architectural applications: Due to their attractive appearance and corrosion resistance, 304 stainless steel angles are utilized in architectural designs. They can be used as decorative elements, trim, or edging for walls, countertops, and furniture.
  • Machinery and equipment: In manufacturing processes, these angles find use in fabricating machinery frames, conveyor systems, and other industrial equipment where corrosion resistance is essential.