Stainless Steel

As specialist stainless steel suppliers and stockists in the UK, at Metals4u we supply a wide range of versatile well-priced products including stainless steel tubes, pipes, sheets, plates, angles and more, many of which come in polished stainless steel options. Order from our warehouse today and receive FREE delivery when you spend over £75.

There are currently over 200 different grades of stainless steel alloys available. Although of these less than 50 types are in regular commercial production.

It is the name used for a range of corrosion and heat resisting steels containing a minimum of 11% chromium although the majority contain 18% chromium in order to achieve better corrosion resistance.

The most common stainless steel grade is 304 which is widely used for general fabrications and is available in most forms, it combines good corrosion resistance with excellent weldability and good machining and forming properties. Grade 316 has better corrosion resistant properties and is normally specified for marine, coastal or other areas where environment is more aggressive, it is easy to weld but harder to machine. Grade 303 is designed to be free machining and is much easier to drill, tap and cut but it is not suitable for welding or bending, it is only available in round bar and hexagon.

There are many uses for this corrosion resistant alloy such as: architectural, engineering, food, petrochemical and pharmaceutical applications.

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  • Question by Ned Phillips on 16/12/2015.

    stainless steel tube lengths

    Is it possible to buy small dis 316 stainless tube (10mm OD) in less than 2.5m lengths? I need no more than 1m

    • Answer by Terry on 21/12/2015

      Hi There

      We are able to cut the tube to the length you require although you would still have to purchase the minimum length online. if you have any further questions feel free t get in touch with our customer service team who will be able to assist,


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