The Difference Between Stainless Steel Flat Bar & Sheared and Edged

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When it comes to the most common grades of stainless steel flat bar such as 304L and 316L, there are two basic ways these bars are produced – sheared and edged bar, and true flat bar.

Is there a difference between a steel flat bar and a sheared and edged bar?

A true flat bar is produced at the mill to the specific size indicated. The finish on all four sides is virtually identical. The corners are relatively square, and the tolerances are reasonably close to the actual dimension listed – usually within just a few thousandths of an inch. (more…)

Skorr Steel Customers Welcomed to Atlantic Stainless Family

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Atlantic Stainless recently welcomed Skorr Steel, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, as the latest addition to the Atlantic Stainless family. We are proud to have this family-owned company join us, and pleased to be able to offer their customers a continuation of the great service and competitive pricing that is a critical part of our mission.

The Differences Between 316 Straight Grade and 316L Stainless Steel

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There can be a wide variety when it comes to stainless steel hardware products. 316 stainless steel is used in a variety of industries and in hundreds of applications because it is versatile, reliable, and economical. While the differences between a 316L and a 316 straight grade may seem insignificant, they are actually two-fold in both mechanical properties and chemistry. One of the basic differences between the two grades is that 316L stainless steel has a lower maximum carbon limit while the 316 straight grade has increased mechanical properties. (more…)

Stainless Steel Supplier’s Guide to Recyclable and Sustainable Materials

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Stainless steel was first introduced in 1915 and has since been used for countless applications across a wide array of industries due to its excellent mechanical and corrosion properties. Now, as more emphasis is placed on sustainability, stainless steel is gaining significant recognition due to its outstanding environmental benefits. Before we try to determine whether stainless steel is a sustainable material or not, we should first define what we mean by sustainability in relation to our health and environment.