Month: June 2016

Common Uses for 316 Stainless Steel

Known for its resistance to corrosion and other elements, 316 stainless steel is a common option for many of Alliant Metal’s customers. This go-to product is a great option within so many industries because it can easy apply within a number of settings. Knowing the limits and needed durability of your metals is essential to … Continue reading Common Uses for 316 Stainless Steel

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420 Versus 420F Stainless Steel

Alliant Metals is the second distributor in the United States offering 420F stainless steel round bar and the only one on the East Coast.  Those who seek out this specific grade of steel know how hard it can be to come by. That being said, we’re often asked what makes 420F and 420 stainless steel … Continue reading 420 Versus 420F Stainless Steel

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Common Uses for 420F Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel 420F is a free machining version of 420 stainless. 420 is a hardenable chromium steel which is a general purpose cutlery grade. With the addition of sulfur, free machining characteristics are imposed upon the stainless which aids in consistency as well as lowers costs for tooling. Applications. 420F is often used in dental … Continue reading Common Uses for 420F Stainless Steel

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Waterjet or Plasma Cut?

After deciding on your stainless steel plate or sheet sizes and grades for your next project, you might find yourself wondering what kind of cutting system you should use: waterjet versus plasma? Alliant Metals’ experts can help you narrow in on what will work best for your needs, but we also love pointing out some … Continue reading Waterjet or Plasma Cut?

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