Tag: stainless steel

What’s the Difference Between 316 and 316L Stainless Steel?

There are quite a few varieties of stainless steel available for your production needs. If you’re new to selecting steels, then it might be confusing to tell the difference between them. We’ll take a look at two similar stainless steels, 316 and 316L, and explain the difference, so you know what to choose for your … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between 316 and 316L Stainless Steel?

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What is 304 Stainless Steel?

304 stainless steel is one of the most commonly used types of steel. The qualities of this metal make it perfect for a wide variety of applications, and it’s a prized steel in many industries. Take a look at what sets 304 stainless steel apart, and who can use it. This steel is noted for … Continue reading What is 304 Stainless Steel?

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The Future of Steel

What uses will stainless steel have in the future? Take a look at upcoming industries to see how steel works with them. When you’re looking for your next business venture, consider one of these—and consider Alliant Metals for your stainless steel needs. Self-Driving Cars Self-driving cars can be made with steel to increase safety. As … Continue reading The Future of Steel

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Ways of Cutting Steel

There are a variety of ways to efficiently cut stainless steel. What are the differences, and which is best for your project? Take a look at this quick guide to know the best way to cut steel for your metal needs. Grinding This method uses an abrasive wheel to cut through the metal. The resulting … Continue reading Ways of Cutting Steel

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What Industries Use Stainless Steel?

A wide variety of industries use stainless steel. The steel can be a part of a product or used in manufacturing. Does your industry need stainless steel? Food processing This metal is used in food processing machines to keep a sterile environment. Bacteria are unable to survive on stainless steel, so it won’t affect the … Continue reading What Industries Use Stainless Steel?

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What Makes Stainless Steel Stainless?

Stainless steel is one of the more popular steel types. It’s used in a wide variety of industries, and even a significant number of home appliances. However, the name doesn’t always make sense to people. Does steel even stain? What makes stainless steel “stainless”? The metal is “stainless” because it doesn’t rust. Steel is made … Continue reading What Makes Stainless Steel Stainless?

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What Makes Stainless Steel Stainless?

Specializing in stainless steel products means that the experts at Alliant Metals know nearly all there is about the metal. Sometimes, we can forget that not everyone knows everything there is to know about it. Some of our favorite questions to answer are the most obvious, including, “What makes stainless steel stainless?”

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What Does Quality Control Mean at Alliant?

Alliant Metals has been a go-to business for those searching for commercial and industrial stainless steel products for over 30 years; we are always finding the best ways to add value to our stainless steel that matches superior quality standards.

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FAQs About Stainless Steel

Alliant Metals has been asked nearly every question under the sun about our different stainless steel grades and forms, especially for our 420 and 420F stainless steel.

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How Has Stainless Steel Changed the World?

We’ve recently passed the 103rd anniversary of stainless steel’s creation, and there are so many ways this metal has impacted our lives throughout the years. Alliant Metals specializes in products like 420F , 420 stainless steel, 300 series, 17-4 because we understand and appreciate all the ways it has benefited society. In just over a century, we can think of a handful of ways this metal has changed the world’s industries.

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