We stock a vast supply of stainless steel at Macksteel Warehouse. This ensures that you can get the stainless steel you want, when you need it most. If for some reason we don’t have it in stock, our vast supply of vendors means we can have it next-day in most cases. Don’t see something you need below? Call our sales department today for availability!
Stainless steel does not readily corrode, rust, or stain with water as ordinary steel does. However, it is not fully stain-proof in low-oxygen, high-salinity, or poor air-circulation environments. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment the alloy must endure. Stainless steel is used where both the properties of steel and corrosion resistance are required.
Stainless steel differs from carbon steel by the amount of chromium present. Unprotected carbon steel rusts readily when exposed to air and moisture. This iron oxide film (the rust) is active and accelerates corrosion by forming more iron oxide; and, because of the greater volume of the iron oxide, this tends to flake and fall away. Stainless steels contain sufficient chromium to form a passive film of chromium oxide, which prevents further surface corrosion by blocking oxygen diffusion to the steel surface and blocks corrosion from spreading into the metal’s internal structure.
|Stainless Steel Sheet & Plate|
All Grades – 304, 304L, 316, 316L
Sheets – Standard 2B, Polished #4
Bright Annealed, Mirrored #8
Expanded Metal – Regular or Flat
|Stainless Steel Bar|
Flat, Round, Square, Hexagon
All Grades – 303, 304, 304L, 316, 316L, 416, 17-4
|Stainless Steel Structural|
|Stainless Steel Tubing & Pipe|
Round, Square, and Rectangular Tube
Mill Finish or 180 Grit Polished
304 and 316 available in all sizes and schedules