Stainless Steel Angle
A stainless steel angle has two legs that meet at a 90-degree angle. The design of stainless steel angles have inside-rounded corners, making them perfect for all structural applications that call for increased strength and better corrosion resistance. For all types of fabrication tasks that are exposed to the elements, including chemical, acidic, freshwater, and saltwater conditions, 304 stainless steel angles offer long-lasting performance.
Our stainless steel angle stock is available in mill finished variants and is excellent for a variety of structural and building tasks. Since every item in our inventory is all-purpose, it can be used for a wide range of projects. Applications for stainless steel angles are numerous and include farming equipment, walkways, safety cages, and trailer manufacturing. They are typically used anywhere when increasing the rigidity of the structure is crucial.
Stainless Steel Angle: The Ultimate FAQ Guide
Stainless steel angle plays an integral role in structural designs. In this guide, you will find all vital information about stainless steel angle including design, size, classification, and material grade, just to mention a few.
In all structural applications where increased strength and superior corrosion resistance are required, a hot-rolled stainless steel angle shape with inner radius corners is the best choice.
You can request any length, but the standard ones are 1m, 3m, and 6m.
The thickness of the steel angle is measured in the middle of the leg, on the outside.
When two laser-cut flat plates are combined using our laser welding line, a monolithic, homogenous piece of angle iron is produced that has strength characteristics on par with or better than those of normal hot-rolled or extruded materials. This is how laser fused stainless steel angles are manufactured.
Through a metal-rolling process where the steel is pressed at high temperatures, hot rolled steel angles are made.
This is a product designed to be used in both structural application and general fabrication.
The stainless steel angle has two legs which form a 90 degrees angle.
stainless steel angle
Stainless steel angle is used
- To make frames brackets and for general engineering and manufacturing fabrication.
- They are used to protect other materials which can be damaged due to atmospheric agents.
- Food processing equipment, such as milk processing, winemaking, and beer brewing.
- Heat exchangers
- Woven or welded screens for mining water filtration and quarrying.
- Chemical containers
- Kitchen benches, troughs, sink equipment, and appliances
- Railing and architectural paneling
Some of the main advantages of stainless steel angle include:
- Stainless steel angles are corrosive resistant.
- They are the ideal choice for a variety of applications because they have appealing aesthetics and durability.
- Stainless steel angles help to protect other materials from damage when used for purposes of reinforcing an existing project.
- Stainless steel angles are flexible to use
- Provide structural support across a range of industries and projects.
- It comes in various shapes and sizes
Stainless steel angle is available in two grades.
Stainless Steel Angle 316
- Has a higher content of molybdenum
- Quite suitable for use in an outdoor and harsh environment where corrosion is possible.
- Has a better corrosion resistance.
- Recommended for marine or coastal applications
- Enhances long-term value
- Good strength at high temperatures
- Applications include;
Chemical processing equipment
Food processing equipment
Oil rig pumps
Paper and pump processing equipment
stainless steel angle 316
Stainless Steel Angle 304
- Has a good corrosive resistance
- This is a general commercial grade.
- Very good for welding.
- Easy to machine and form.
- Enhanced aesthetic value.
- Less expensive and easier to fabricate.
- Has poor magnetic properties due to its low iron content.
- Applications include;
Chemical handling and processing equipment
Food and beverage processing and handling equipment
Crude and refined oil processing equipment
stainless steel angle 304
Stainless steel angle finishes are important because
- Improve environmental performance.
- Reduce safety concerns
- They enhance appearance. Some of the finishes for stainless steel angles include;
- Heat rolled – also known as No.1D finish.
It is a stainless mill finish that needs heat rolling and some finish.
This is done to have it annealed.
This results in a rough stainless still finish
- # 2D finish – a dry matte is created when the stainless steel through cold rolling, annealing, and pickling. it is the best finish for gutters, lubricants, and drainages
- #4 finish – this is the main finish for the light fabrication industry for stainless steel.
Used for applications that require a good appearance.
It is easy to maintain.
Used in food processing, and hospital equipment
Steel angles are categorized in two sizes; that is bar size for the small angles and L shape for the large angles.
The sizes are determined by
- Bar size (small or large)
- Type of angle ( equal or unequal angles)
- Stainless grade (304 or 316)
The sizes are determined by the length (l), width (w), and thickness (t)
The bar sizes range from 1/2”x1/2”x1/8” to 2-1/2”
L shapes range between 3”x2” x 3/16” and 8” x 8” x1”
Equal stainless steel angle will have equal length of the legs thus measuring L7” x7” x1/2”
Yes, stainless steel angles are strong.
This is evident in the uses.
Stainless steel angles are used mainly in machines and plant depots and railway tracks.
They are a good reinforcement around the edges and thus can hold a greater load.
- Both aluminum and stainless steel angles can be used for various projects in the home such as shelving, bed frames and chairs,
- Aluminum angles can be used for aesthetic purposes because aluminum is light in weight.
Steel is rarely used for decorative purposes.
- Aluminum angles can be used to make grinding bars. It is not safe to use stainless steel to make grinding bars
- Aluminum is more rust resistant compared to stainless steel.
- Steel becomes brittle when exposed to extreme cold weather conditions.
Aluminum maintains its ductility in low temperatures
The range of acceptable measurement outside the nominal dimension is known as tolerance.
This is meant to give the manufacturer some allowance in the production process.
Tolerance is beneficial to both the producer and buyer.
The range of tolerance can be large or small. For instance
- Large : 2inches +/- 0.250 inch
- Medium : 2inches +/-0125 inch
- Small : 2 inches +/- 0.0625inch
- Very small : 2 inches +/- 0.006 inch
When cutting stainless steel angles you need to consider the tools that will give you accurate cuts.
This leaves your angle looking professional.
Some of the tools include;
Angle grinder – you can cut and clean an angle joint using an angle grinder.
Torch – Used for simple cuts and shaping angles to join
Chop saw – Best for making multiple cuts with precision
The following are steps to cutting stainless steel to size:
- Prepare the workspace for stable cutting
- Measure the cut using a tape measure to be accurate
- Cut the steel using an appropriate tool
Equal Angle Stainless Steel Angle
They are also known as angle iron or L brackets.
This is a basic type of roll-formed steel.
It is a piece of stainless steel bent to form a perpendicular angle of 90 degrees with an “L” shape.
The legs of an equal angle are equal in size.
They are used to;
- Help surface holds their shape which helps to prevent damage or weather erosion to structures.
equal angle stainless steel angle
Unequal Angle Stainless Steel Angle.
Just like the equal stainless steel angle, unequal angle stainless steel is formed by bending a piece of steel to make it form an L shape of 90 degrees.
The legs are not of the same size, one leg is longer than the other.
Unequal angle stainless steel is used to;
- Help support structures that require extra strength to handle the weight placed on them. The more the weight to bear the larger the angle.
- They are used for purposes where unequal support is required.
This includes offering structural support to vehicles that are asymmetrical or carry more weight on one side than the other.
unequal angle stainless steel angle
This is a metal processing method used to bend stainless steel into specific angles or degrees
The high properties of strength, stiffness ductile and toughness make the Bending of steel angle a difficult task.
Stainless steel angle fabrication is influenced by the following factors:
- Method of bending
- Size of the angle
- Tools used
Reducing friction between the tool and the material being fabricated.
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