Stainless steel plate is generally sold in the HRAP condition and finish, though some thinner material may be available with a 2B finish. Standard size plates vary in width from 4’ to 8’ and in length from 8’ to 20’, but non-standard full sizes are also available. Stainless cut plate may be sheared in thicknesses usually up to 3/8”, and may be plasma cut in thicknesses over that. Stainless plate is also cut via waterjet, band-saw, or laser in some instances.
Stainless steel sheet generally is sold in the annealed condition in most grades. In T-301 in particular, it may be sold in tempered condition such as ½ hard or full hard. Standard sheet sizes include 4’ x 8’, 4’ x 10’, and 5’ x 10’ but less standard sizes may also be available. The standard finish is a 2B finish, but it can supplied with a polished surface also. Polished surfaces range from a standard #4 to a “mirror finish” #8 and polished sheets are usually covered with a removable vinyl coating. Cut sheet is generally sheared to size, but may be laser cut or waterjet cut upon special request.