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Steel/Stainless Steel

Total U.S. steel production in 2019 increased to 88.0 million metric tons from 86.6 million metric tons in 2018, a 1.6% increase. Indiana is the highest producer of steel in the country.

Steel is one of the most common manmade materials in the world. Modern steel is generally identified by various grades defined by assorted steel organizations globally.

 

Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon, and sometimes other elements like chromium. Because of its high tensile strength and low cost, it is a major component used in:

  • Buildings
  • Infrastructure
  • Tools
  • Ships
  • Trains
  • Automobiles
  • Machines
  • Appliances
  • And weapons.

Stainless steel is an alloy with a minimum of 11.5% chromium content. Stainless steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel. Stainless steel drew its name from the fact it “stains less.” There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the use.

Stainless steel is easily sterilized and resistant to corrosion. It is used for:

  • Cutlery
  • Surgical and dental instruments
  • Kidney dishes
  • Operating tables
  • Cannulas
  • Steam sterilizers
  • MRI scanners
  • Kitchens
  • And food processing plants.

Steel and stainless steel is ferrous. We accept:

  • Stainless steel
  • Non-magnetic
  • Magnetic
  • Nickel
  • Carbide
  • Alloys
  • Molybdenum
  • High-temperature alloys.