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Stainless Steel

PR Metals supplies stainless steel Bar, stainless steel Rod, stainless steel Hexagons, stainless steel Sheet and finished stainless steel components to many different types of industry. Some of which are named below.

Of course there are many different grades of stainless steel which are used within the different applications. This is a basic breakdown of the most commonly used stainless steels and which industry they are used in.


Brief Description


Industry areas

Stainless steel 304

The basic grade of stainless steel.

Welding, Machining, Cold forming, Stamping, Forging

Food, Decorative & household, Construction, Engineering.

Stainless steel 304 L

Reduced level of carbon, increasing corrosion resistance after welding.

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Stainless steel 303

Free machining grade.

Machining, Free machining.

Automotive, Electronic equipment, Decorative & household.

Stainless steel 316

Excellent corrosion resistance.

Machining, Forging stamping.

Engineering, Chemical, Construction, Decorative & household.

Stainless steel 316 L

Reduced level of carbon. Resistant to inter granular corrosion even after welding

Machining, Forging stamping, Cold forming.

Aviation, Food, Chemical, Decorative & household, Construction, Engineering, Nautical.

Stainless steel 431 S29

Offers high strength along side a good level of resistance against corrosion.

Forging stamping, Machining.

Transport, Engineering, Aviation, Petrochemical. Chemical.