Stainless Steel Metal Fabrication NC
If you are interested in stainless steel metal fabrication near the Statesville, North Carolina area, ABT Metals Manufacturing LLC is here to help. As one of the largest metal manufacturers on the east coast, we can help you fulfill all of your production needs. We are able to ship all kinds of products to and from our facility for your convenience.
One of the most popular metals used in the metal fabrication process is stainless steel. ABT Metals often works with stainless steel sheet metal fabrication and is happy to provide you with any sheet metal manufacturing needs.
What is Stainless Steel Metal Fabrication?
Stainless steel is a highly machinable material to use in the fabrication process, which is one of the reasons it is so popular to use. It needs to have a makeup of at least 10.5% chromium to be considered stainless steel. The elements used during creation give the product the shiny smooth surface we all know and love. The materials are melted and any excess carbon is removed before the sheet metal is formed. From there, it can be heat treated and shaped before finishing touches are added and the finished product gets shipped to the client.
Stainless Steel Sheet Metal Options
There are multiple different options available when it comes to stainless steel sheet metal fabrication. The most common options are as follows:
200 Series Austenitic – This and the 300 Series make up over 70% of stainless steel metal manufacturing. It is composed of multiple materials, including chromium, carbon, nickel, and manganese. It has a weaker corrosion resistance.
300 Series Austenitic – This type of stainless steel is considered marine grade. It has a much higher corrosion resistance than the 200 Series Austenitic. You can commonly find this material in upscale cutlery or cookware.
Martensitic – While an extremely easy metal to machine thanks to its strength, this material does have a weaker corrosion resistance. It has a similar makeup to the 200 and 300 Series Austenitic alloys, but replaces the manganese with molybdenum.
Ferritic – This alloy uses less chromium and nickel, making it a bit more affordable to use. Sometimes titanium and aluminum may be added to the material to enhance the product due to its weak corrosion resistance.
Duplex – Take Austenitic and Ferritic alloys and combine them 50-50: you now have Duplex. It comes at a more affordable price point than Austenitic, while also being exceptionally strong (about twice as strong!).
Contact ABT Metals in NC Today
ABT Metals in North Carolina is prepared to help you with any of your production needs. Check out our services page to learn about how ABT Metals is able to assist you. No matter what your manufacturing need is, we have the equipment here to fulfill your request. Feel free to fill out the contact form below and one of our expert staff will contact you shortly; they will be happy to answer any questions you may have and walk you through our process. We look forward to working with you soon!