Category: Stainless Steel

A Seamless Fit: Common Applications for Stainless Steel Tubes

Metal Tubing

Stainless steel tubes are versatile and have a wide range of applications across various industries. With its exceptional properties, including corrosion resistance, durability, and high strength, the stainless tube has become a popular choice for many professionals. In this blog post, we will explore some common applications for stainless steel tubes and how they contribute… Read more »

How to Passivate Stainless Steel

how to passivate stainless steel

Understanding how to passivate stainless steel is an essential step employed by fabricators to ensure the long-term performance and durability of stainless steel parts and components. As a post-fabrication finishing process, passivation enhances and optimizes the natural corrosion resistance of stainless steel without changing the fundamental properties of the material. To passivate stainless steel, the… Read more »

Learn More: 300 Series Stainless Steel

304-grade stainless steel

In the world of stainless steel, the 300 series reigns supreme. Known for their impressive corrosion resistance, unique chemical composition, and remarkable resilience in extreme temperatures, these alloys are a top choice for numerous industries. But what is it that makes this series so versatile and reliable? Let’s delve deeper into the fundamental advantages of… Read more »

Advantages to End Forming Stainless Steel Tubing

tube forming

Domestic raw steel production in the United States exceeds one million tons every week. Stainless steel is an alloy of steel that uses chromium to resist rusting and corrosion. Stainless tubing has applications in the aerospace and medical industries. A crucial part of stainless steel fabrication is tube forming. In this article, we’ll look at… Read more »

5 Superior Advantages of Stainless Steel

advantages of stainless steel

The advantages of stainless steel make it a premier material choice for many projects. Thanks to its corrosion resistance, fire and heat resistance, hygiene, aesthetic appeal, strength-to-weight advantage, ease of fabrication, and impact resistance, stainless steel tubing has been widely used across industries for decades. It is the go-to solution when reliability and versatility are… Read more »

Austenitic, Martensitic, Ferritic Stainless Steel

Several stainless steel tubes piled together on a white background

Stainless steel is the generic name for the widely popular family of corrosion-resistant metal alloys. There are several different types of stainless steel, but they have properties in common. When it comes to austenitic vs. martensitic, for example, the one commonality that they all share is a 10.5% minimum chromium content. Once chromium is alloyed… Read more »

Operating Environment and the Performance of Stainless Steel

Corrosion resistance and heat resistance are the primary reasons for specifying stainless steel. For these reasons, temperatures and chemicals are among the issues to consider when determining the right grade for an application.304 and 316 alloys retain their strength, toughness, and corrosion-resistant properties in high temperatures.

5 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Grade of Stainless Steel

Various Metal Tubes

Stainless steel is a commonly used material in applications ranging from medical instruments or chemical storage to transport or power generation because of its high corrosion resistance, hygiene, and strength. While there are more than 3,500 grades of steel, not all stainless steel grades are created equally.

Why Choose Stainless Steel?

Stainless Tubes | Why Choose Stainless Steel?

Eagle Stainless stocks both seamless and welded stainless steel tubing for a variety of applications requiring strength, corrosion resistance, and/or heat resistance. The unique characteristics of stainless steel mean different types are better suited for different applications. Why choose stainless steel? Here are some of the factors to consider when choosing the right grade:

Stainless Steel Surface Finishes

Sand Blasting

Stainless steels are a versatile alloy of iron widely used throughout the industrial world in countless applications. The alloy is well-known for its high corrosion resistance due to its minimum 10.5% chromium content by weight. But it is more familiar as that shiny, silver-like surface found on many household products in the bath and kitchen.