stainless steel

What Are the Different Grades of Stainless Steel?

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What Are the Different Grades of Stainless Steel?

Stainless steel is a metal alloy that is extremely strong, versatile, and durable, with applications ranging from kitchen equipment to construction materials. However, not all stainless steel is the same. There are numerous variations, or grades, each ideally suited to certain uses. SAE International This grading system was originated by the AISI (American Iron and Steel Institute), but is now regulated by SAE International (formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers). This system classifies stainless steel by its crystalline structure and properties. There are five basic families of stainless steel (formerly six), and dozens of individually numbered grades within those families....

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I Thought Stainless Steel Wouldn’t Rust! What Happened?

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I Thought Stainless Steel Wouldn’t Rust! What Happened?
Stainless steel is used in everything from car parts to cookware to medical devices. As the name implies, it is often touted as “stainless,” which could reasonably be interpreted to mean rust-free. In reality, though, stainless steel can rust. Here’s how.

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