Benefit to Custom Sheet Metal Parts with Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is an iron-based alloy. These materials are popular because of their excellent heat and corrosion resistance. It has 10.5% of chromium content which makes it more resistant to corrosion than other steel materials. KDM can fabricate different parts using stainless steel. Therefore, you can assure that your custom sheet metal parts have resistant to chemicals, acids, moistures, and other atmospheric conditions. Stainless steel sheets can also provide scaling, oxidation, and high-temperature resistance to the produced parts. Rest assured that all sheet metal parts produced using stainless steel have high strength, hardness, toughness, maintenance-free, sustainable, and recyclable.
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This stainless steel grade is widely used for manufacturing deep drawing and ordinary shallow drawing parts such as sinks, tubes, boards, and more.
201J4 stainless steel grade is ideal for fabricating sheet metal parts using small-angle type of deep drawing process such as vacuum flasks, hinges, etc.
KDM offers a high-quality, corrosion-resistant, and high hardness 304 stainless steel sheet. These are commonly used in the food and household industry.
We assure you that all our 304J1 stainless steel plates offer excellent physical properties such as better oxidation resistance, tensile strength, and weldability.
The 304L stainless steel plate has a very low carbon content. It is mainly used for coal, petroleum, building, chemical, and other industries.
KDM 316 stainless steel sheet is commonly used for producing seawater equipment, food industry parts, production equipment, and the photography industry.
These are available in water ripple, perforated, and embossed surface finish. It can be used for cold-rolled and hot-rolled processing techniques.
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0.1mm Stainless Steel Panel
Our 0.1mm stainless steel sheet has excellent corrosion resistance and high strength. It is available in different grades to meet your requirements.
0.3mm Stainless Steel Sheet
KDM 0.3mm stainless steel sheet is available in different surface treatments such as polished, PDVF coated, color coated, chrome passivation, and more.
0.4mm Stainless Steel Sheet
We offer 0.4mm stainless steel sheets that are widely used for customizing home appliances, exterior decorations, architecture decorations, and more applications.
0.5mm Stainless Steel Sheet
KDM can provide you 0.5mm stainless steel sheet with cold-rolled and full hard specifications. It is used in nuclear plants, power plants, and other industries.
0.7mm Stainless Steel Sheet
KDM 0.7mm stainless steel sheet is available in a rectangular and square shapes with a hot-rolled technique. It comes with different SS grades for your applications.
0.8mm Stainless Steel Sheet
You can purchase stainless steel sheets with 0.8mm and different surface treatments such as embossing, sandblasting, etching, brushing, and so on.
0.9mm Stainless Steel Sheet
We offer 0.9mm stainless steel sheets with customized dimensions, different grades, and surface finishes such as a mirror or satin polished.
1mm Stainless Steel Sheet
Our 1mm stainless steel sheet is available in 310S, 309, 316,316L, 304L, 202, 201, 302, 405, 409, 904L, 410, 410S, 321H, and more grades.
1.5mm Stainless Steel Sheet
KDM 1.5mm stainless steel sheet offers high corrosion resistance, high tensile strength, excellent physical properties, and high hardness.
1.6mm Stainless Steel
You can purchase a 1.5mm stainless steel sheet at KDM with impressive corrosion resistance. It can withstand demanding applications.
1.2mm Stainless Steel Sheet
We can provide you 1.2mm stainless steel sheet that can be used for water tanks, cladding, worktops, signage, and other metal products.
2mm Stainless Steel Sheet
KDM 2mm stainless steel sheet is widely used for marine environments and other applications where chemicals, UV, and salt are involved.
2.5mm Stainless Steel Sheet
The 2.5mm stainless steel sheets are ideal for creating storage tanks, building structures, and fabricating machinery for different industries.
3mm Stainless Steel Sheet
KDM offers a 3mm stainless steel sheet with high corrosion and chemical resistance making it ideal for food and beverage industry applications.
4mm Stainless Steel Sheet
At KDM, you can purchase a 4mm stainless steel sheet that is easy to work with, durable, versatile for any application and has excellent properties.
5mm Stainless Steel Sheet
We can provide you with a stainless steel sheet of 5mm thickness for applications like construction, electronics, medical equipment, hardware, and so on.
6mm Stainless Steel Sheet
All our 6mm stainless steel sheets are certified by ASTM, ASME, JIS, DIN, and another standard. It is available in customized dimensions and surface finish.
8mm Stainless Steel Plate
KDM offers 8mm stainless steel plates that are suitable for different fabrication processes such as cutting, shearing, slitting, and surface treatments.
10mm Stainless Steel Plate
You can source a 10mm stainless steel plate at KDM with excellent durability, high corrosion resistance, easy fabrication, and oxidation resistance.
12mm Stainless Steel Plate
KDM is a reliable source of 12mm stainless steel plate with square or rectangular shapes, 304, 316, or 202 grades, and custom surface treatments.
15mm Stainless Steel Plate
KDM specializes in providing a 15mm stainless steel plates with high corrosion resistance, excellent hardness, toughness, and ease to fabricate.
20mm Stainless Steel Plate
KDM is a supplier of stainless steel plates with up to 20mm thickness. It is available in different SS grades, surface finishes, and dimensions.
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The hairlines steel is made by endless grinding lines along the length of the coil. It is used in escalators, automotive sectors, elevator panels, interiors cladding, and other architectural applications.
Stainless Steel Cabinets
KDM stainless steel cabinets have different features including moisture resistance, resistance to heat, safe for the environment, resistance to chemical exposure ease of disinfection, and many more. It is used for indoor and outdoor applications.
Stainless Steel Outdoor Cabinets
We manufactured stainless for outdoor applications which are weather resistant. It is commonly made using 304 stainless steel grades which is the most corrosion-resistant and staining steel.
Stainless Steel Anchor Rollers
Our stainless steel anchor rollers provide a rolling surface to make it easier to drop and weigh anchors. It is widely used in ships, sailboats that with fitting, furling drums, the head stays, bow pulpits and etc.
Stainless Steel Bow Rails
KDM manufactured stainless steel bow rails that can be installed in outside and inside of the cabin vessels for safety and to add confidence for you as you move around the boats. It is commonly fabricated using 316 marine stainless grades.
Features of Stainless Steel
Stainless steel plates are available in different types such as austenitic, ferritic, and martensitic. Each type comes in excellent physical and mechanical properties.
We offer stainless steel plates with excellent properties such as shiny surface, a tough, wide range of thickness, variety of choices, and more.
KDM can provide custom stainless steel plates that are easy to fabricate using different processes such as welding, bending, cutting, and so on.
We offer custom stainless steel sheets for different industries including aerospace, architecture, construction, science laboratories, and more.
Stainless Steel Cut to Size
Our stainless steel plates are available in different lengths, widths, or dimensions. KDM offers cut-to-size stainless steel sheets according to your requirements. We cut SS plates using a different cutting process such as:
- Waterjet cutting
- Plastic cutting
- Machine cutting saw cutting and bevel cutting
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Stainless Steel Polishing
Polishing processes smoothen the stainless steel sheet surface. Stainless steel polishing offers additional corrosion, impact, wear, and environmental factor resistance. KDM can provide polishing surface treatment without damage or blemishes.
Aside from that, polishing also offers:
- Low oxidation risk
- Minimize risks of contamination
- Expanding stainless steel sheet service life
Stainless Steel Precision Shearing
Stainless steel precision shearing is done using equipment such as a guillotine or conventional press. KDM can handle a wide range of thickness sheet size shearing capacity with different weights. Our precision shearing services provide:
- Stainless steel plates sheared to tight tolerances
- Production cutting
- Single cuts
Contact us if you want to know more about this process.
Stainless Steel Plate Welding
Commonly used welding processes for stainless steel plate includes:
TIG Welding. TIG welding offers longevity, versatility, and high quality to stainless steel plates.
Spot Welding. It is also called resistant welding which is an economical type of welding process. This process can be used for large or small stainless steel plates.
MIG Welding. It is a semi-automatic welding process to create a strong bond of joined stainless steel pieces.
Stainless Steel Sheet Bending
Because of its high hardness, stainless steel bending needs a precision process to achieve a perfect bent sheet. Stainless steel bending can also be referred to as edging, folding, flanging, or braking. We offer different bending processes such as air bending, U-bending, and rotary bending.
KDM can provide a bending process to deform stainless steel sheets according to desired angular shape. This process offers high availability and low production cost.
Stainless Steel Plate CNC Machining
KDM offers Stainless Steel Plate CNC Machining with repeatability, high accuracy, and superior mechanical properties. We used different CNC machines for this process such as 3-axis and 5-axis machines.
This process helps in producing a wide range of stainless steel parts that requires heat tolerance, corrosion resistance, high strength, versatility, and impact resistance.
Stainless Steel Sheet Surface Treatment/Finishing
Stainless Steel Plate Screen Printing
This printing process offers the following advantages:
- Strong coverage and a thick layer of ink
- Different ink printing varieties can be used
- Small printing pressure and soft layout
- Excellent light resistance
- Screen printing stainless steel sheet offers diversity and flexibility
Stainless Steel Plate Hair Brushing
The hair brushing finish for stainless steel plate offers a glamorous appearance. It makes the surface of the sheet clean while improving corrosion resistance and easy maintenance.
Stainless Steel Plate Powder Coating
In this process, the stainless steel sheets are sprayed with a powder coating. It uses powder spraying equipment through static electricity. The powder is absorbed uniformly to achieve a smooth surface.
Stainless Steel Plate Shape Forming
Stainless steel plates can be easily formed into the desired shape using the following process:
- Sheet expanding
- Steel sheet bending
- Deep drawing
- Press brake forming
Stainless Steel Plate Threading
This process is commonly used for preventing stains and corrosion. It is also used for creating a helical detailed edge. It offers benefits such as fire and heat resistance, long-term value, strength to weight ratio, and corrosion resistance.
Stainless Steel Stamping
The stamping process offers a high level of corrosion resistance to the stainless steel sheets. It can also provide a brilliant finish and long-lasting wear resistance.
At KDM, we offer custom surface treatment or surface finishing upon your request.
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Stainless steel is categorized according to the following:
Austenitic. Austenitic stainless steel is widely known because of its versatility, malleability, and superior strength.
Ferritic. This stainless steel has a low carbon consistency. These are magnetic, temperature oxidation resistant, and stress resistance.
Duplex. It offers high strength than austenitic and ferritic stainless steel. Duplex is ideal for marine applications because of its superior corrosion resistance.
Martensitic. These types of stainless steel are widely used for making medical equipment and instruments.
Stainless steel sheets can be used in different applications including:
- Food Process
- Marine, and more
We can customize stainless steel plates for different applications and industries.
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“KDM is the best source of stainless steel plates that are high-quality, corrosion-resistant, easy to form, and durable. Thank you, KDM!”
“I choose KDM as my provider of stainless steel plates fabrication because of its versatility. The plates are high-quality and have a very smooth surface. The customer service is also superb!”
“KDM has been my supplier of stainless steel plates because of their wide range of thicknesses, dimensions, and lengths. I also like their custom stainless steel plates fabrication services. I am looking forward to working with the KDM team again.”
Stainless Steel Sheet: The Ultimate Guide
For any metal sheet fabrication process, you must choose high quality stainless steel sheet. In this guide, you will find all credible information about stainless steel sheet such as size, features, classification and thickness, among other vital aspects. So, keep reading to learn more.
Stainless steel is known for its resistance to corrosion in environments in which other Steel would corrode.
This is because of a thin layer of oxide found on the surface of steel.
This layer makes the surface to be electrochemical passive in the presence of corrosive environments. Besides, this layer is formed due to the chromium added to Stainless steel.
stainless steel sheet
The layer becomes more stable as you add more chromium thus a better corrosion resistance
To form and maintain the passive layer you need to expose the sheet surface to oxygen.
Stainless steel will be corrosion resistant when you keep the sheet surface free from deposits.
Yes, stainless steel is durable.
Stainless steel applications provide long-term performance.
It does not easily warp, split or crack.
The durability of stainless steel is dependent on;
Environment– is an environment that is friendly stainless-steel sheet is durable unlike in a marine environment because of humidity at salt s corrosion is fast.
Surface finish prevents stainless steel from exposure to corrosive conditions.
Steel grade- the amount of chromium and nickel added to the steel sheet is combined.
Both sheets of steel are metal alloys.
stainless steel sheet
The difference arises from their composition.
Normal Steel Is A Combination Of Iron And Carbon
Some of the notable features you must note include:
- This makes it strong and malleable.
- Can rust easily when exposed to air.
- Has magnetic properties.
- Has a better heat distribution due to its high thermal distribution
So basically, it is the best metal for making heavy equipment.
Stainless Steel Is A Mixture Of Chromium And Iron
It is anti-corrosive and does not rust easily.
Other additional features you should know include:
- Can easily be fabricated
- Stainless Steel is non-magnetic.
- Is attractive and appealing.
- Used in household and medical applications.
- Low heat distribution due to low thermal distribution.
normal steel sheet
Stainless steel and galvanizing are the most popular solutions used to prevent corrosion and rusting.
The two methods however are different in the following ways:
- Stainless steel resists corrosion because of combining chromium which prevents rusting. Galvanized sheets resist corrosion due to the layer of zinc coating added to them.
- Stainless steel when scratched the affected can still maintain its corrosive resistance.
galvanized steel sheet
Galvanized steel if scratched it exposes carbon steel which is vulnerable to rusting.
- Stainless steel is shiny and attractive while galvanized steel is dull grey.
- Stainless steel is expensive compared to galvanized steel
- Stainless steel is stronger than galvanized steel though galvanized steel can easily be manipulated.
Yes, stainless steel can Rust if you expose it to certain conditions, and alloy.
- Exposure to extreme temperatures may affect the ability of Stainless steel to resist rusting.
- Transplanting normal iron onto Stainless steel accidentally interferes with the protective oxide layer of stainless steel.
- Welding dissimilar Stainless-steel alloys. This may be done intentionally. When you join two metals that have different properties by welding, an electrical current will flow from one metal to the other. One of the metals will become an anode and will start corroding very fast.
- Environmental factors that you may have no control over. For instance, your factory may be located along the coast where there’s salt and moisture in the air.
Bending stainless steel can be difficult if not done by experienced persons in this field.
The presence of chromium and nickel makes stainless steel harden.
This means you need more force to bend the metal.
When bending stainless steel, the bend area cold hardens.
More force is required to complete the bend.
You will find it difficult to bend stainless steel using common hand tools.
More rigid equipment that is highly powered is preferred for bending stainless steel.
To cut stainless still;
a). Ensure you understand the kind of stainless steel you want to cut. This will guide you on the tool to use.
b). Identify the tools you need to cut the stainless steel. These include plasma cutters, saws, and grinders.
c). To start cutting:
- Prepare the workplace
- Measure the steel to be cut.
- Cut the stainless steel using the most suitable tool.
- Clean up the rough edges after cutting the stainless steel.
d). Be careful about overheating because this greatly affects the strength and hardness of stainless steel.
e). Take precautions to avoid accidents. Make sure the work environment is safe and put on protective clothing
Stainless Sheet comes in various sizes (usually in mm or meters)
a). Standard sizes range between 1.2 meters and 1.8 meters wide and 3metres long. These are:
b). Customized sizes can be provided depending on the customer’s need
Mild Steel is a combination of low carbon (Less than 0.5%) and iron.
It is also known as low-carbon steel.
Stainless steel is made up of iron and chromium (11.5%).
In terms of corrosive resistant stainless steel compared to mild Steel.
Additionally, mild Steel needs to be galvanized because it corrodes easily.
mild steel sheet
Besides, stainless steel is highly durable compared to mild Steel.
Also, mild Steel is malleable and can easily be shaped for numerous purposes.
Moreover, stainless steel is less ductile.
Mild Steel can be welded easily and is a better option for large-scale production.
Stainless steel is heavier than mild Steel.
Finally, the cost of production of mild Steel is far much less than that of stainless steel.
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409 stainless steel is the cheapest stainless steel.
This is because it has the lowest content of chromium and does not have nickel.
This steel belongs to a group of stainless steel.
Was designed for muffler stock.
This steel should be used for interior and exterior applications in environments that are not sensitive.
Various grades of stainless still last for varying years.
This is dependent on the amount of chromium and nickel combined in the steel.
Grade 304 will last 10 years (chromium 18%-20%, nickel 8%-10%)
Grade 409 lasts 8 – 10 years (chromium10.5% -11.75%, nickel 0.5%)
Grade 316 can last 1200 years in the correct environment but 260 years in a marine environment
The thickness and size of stainless-steel sheets is measured in gauges.
The thinner the sheet the higher the gauge.
Use a gauging tool to measure your stainless steel sheet.
Knowing the right gauge to use for your project will determine the success of the project. The gauges range from 3 to 30.
Referring to the stainless-steel chart will guide you to get the right size and weight of the stainless steel you desire.
Yes, stainless steel is flexible and is easy to perform any bend.
You can bend the sheet using your hand.
This applies to thin sheets.
However thicker stainless steel sheets require bending tools.
Flexibility is also realized during welding as long as you apply the right amount of heat to the metal sheet.
Stainless steel sheet is very thin in thickness.
For it to be considered a Sheet its thickness be up to 1/4 inch.
If the metal thickness is above ¼ inch it qualifies to be stainless steel Plate.
Because of the high thickness stainless steel plates are heavier than stainless steel sheets.
Steel plates are measured in inches while stainless steel sheets are measured in gauges.
Stainless Steel high melting point though it is not easy to use in welding.
It has limits in how it can be used in construction.
Stainless steel is expensive, due to the high production cost.
Stainless Steel sheets require high maintenance because the material requires regular cleaning to maintain its quality.
Extreme temperature exposure will damage it
Yes, you can.
Also called electrical resistance welding.
It is usually used in stainless steel that has a thickness of 0.5 mm -3mm.
This involves applying great pressure, heat, and electrical current on metal edges to seal them together.
Additionally, this method of welding is the best for metals that have low melting points.
This is because it can be controlled to prevent damage to the stainless steel.
It is the most economical type of welding stainless steel.
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