Stainless Steel: Selecting a Grade

Stainless steel, a ferrous alloy, offers high strength and corrosion resistance along with manufacturing flexibility. Often used in pharmaceutical, chemical, industrial, and food applications, stainless steel is valued for its aesthetic, hygienic, and structural qualities.

In 1913, English metallurgist Harry Brearley added chromium to low carbon steel, creating a stain-resistant alloy with a high melting point. Today, stainless steel comes in over 150 different grades, each with varying amounts of chromium, nickel, and other metals. [Read more…]