Introduction To Perforated Stainless Steel Sheet
Sheet metal, in any form of metal whether it is brass, tin, aluminum or stainless steel is formed into flat and very thin pieces. This can be bent into many different shapes and sizes because of the thinness. Thickness can vary of course, the thicker the metal the different uses are available. The perforating process is small holes being punched into the metal, in a straight line or can be done in a decorative fashion.
It is basically the low-carbon steel that has ten percent or more chromium by weight. This chromium lets formation of an invisible chromium oxide film which is rough and resists against corrosion. It comes in the form of three different common types. Being divided into the three groups are ferritic, austenitic and martensitic.
The ferritic type is magnetic and non-heat-treatable steel which does have chromium but it does not have nickel. It is good in the water of sea and it has a respectable resistance against the stress corrosion cracking. Although it is not as sturdy as austenitic grade, it has a fine ornamental appeal and you will find this in cooking utensils and automotive trim.
The austenitic type is non-heat-treatable steel are cool worked. Some will turn out to be to some extent magnetic after the cold work. This has an exceptional resistance against corrosion as well as heat with a shape over the wide extensive range of the temperatures. You can see this in architectural applications and food and chemical equipment.
Its martensitic grade is magnetic and it could get hardened when it comes in contact with the heat. Their hardness level is at the maximum point of all the three stainless steels. One can find this in the turbine blades, pump shafts and the fasteners.
There are many uses for perforated stainless steel sheets, as they can be molded into almost any shape and size. Many are used for refurbishing old slippery stair treads or slippery platforms. It can also help reduce worker fatigue. Most come in different thickness such as 1/8; 2/16 and ¼ inches or thicker. The width is usually four to five feet. The length can be eight, ten or twelve feet.
Another use is in the motorcycle and auto muffler exhaust systems. It is usually a 22 gauge grade 409 semi magnetic stainless steel tube. Because this is corrosion resistant, it is just about the best steel to use. There are different sizes of holes which can be small, medium or large.
These are used for filtrations, noise control, home appliances, pharmaceutical and the list goes on. There are so many different uses and the list is much long. One never realizes the options and there are and many who do not know that their steps leading up to the office are made of perforated stainless steel sheet, or maybe that landing that is used all the times at the docks, the trim on your auto or the muffler on the motorcycle.