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Bill Gouveia Discusses What It Means to Be a Successful Stainless Steel Service Center

Bill Gouveia | VP of Atlantic Stainless Steel Service Center

[North Attleboro, Massachusetts – July 14, 2019]

The VP of Atlantic Stainless, Bill Gouveia, has recently written a ‘From the Editor’ piece for Metal Center News about the fundamentals of running a stainless steel service center. Having evolved as much as it has in the past few decades, it’s crucial to understand the foundation of the stainless steel industry – regardless of the quality of your materials, if you’re not able to efficiently process and deliver it to your consumers, you won’t last long.

“That’s the delicate dance stainless steel service centers must perform today, making sure their moves regarding material are in full sync with their partners on the service side. It sounds simple, but one misstep can ruin the whole production number and get you that dreaded low score from the judges.”

Given this, customization and specialization are the cruces of our stainless service center, making us less into a “one-stop” mecca but more of a niche for all our customers’ stainless steel needs. Ultimately, though, Gouveia notes that despite the technology that has come with the times, service centers are only as good as the people who work them. They allow companies like Atlantic Stainless to focus on not just the stainless, but the services.

Want to learn more about our capabilities? Contact the experts at Atlantic Stainless today!

What is the Standard Size of Stainless Steel Sheets?

Stainless Steel Sheets

At Atlantic Stainless, we know that our customers count on us for the highest quality stainless steel products for their applications in a wide range of industries, but they also rely on us for helpful information. Although we offer an extensive range of stainless steel product types, one of the most common questions we receive regards stainless steel sheets. Our customers and potential clients often ask “what is the standard size of stainless steel sheets?”. Since the answer to this question is complicated to say the least, we decided to address it in a blog! If you’re curious about the stainless steel sheet sizes, keep reading! (more…)

Stainless Steel Tubing for Many Applications

Stainless Steel Tubing

Here at Atlantic Stainless, we’ve been in the business of manufacturing stainless steel tube for so long that you’d think nothing would surprise us, but each new client brings a new story and a unique application! While there are many classic uses for stainless steel tube in the country’s largest industries, there are many applications that you might never think of. Today we’re going to demonstrate the versatility of the high-quality stainless steel tubing we produce, by exploring the depth of the industries and applications where stainless steel tubing plays an important role. (more…)

Plasma Cutting: The Advantages, Applications, and Design Considerations

Custom cutting to your specifications

By offering in-house high definition plasma cutting on our state-of-the-art CNC equipment, Atlantic Stainless provides customers with an economical alternative to expensive water-jet cutting and saves them valuable machining time and costs.

We are often asked how the plasma cutting process works. Using a high-temperature, high-velocity stream of ionized gas, 2D shapes are cut from thick pieces of sheet metal. The plasma stream is generated by directing the flow of an inert gas where an electric arc ionizes the gas. The material is then heated to a molten condition and the high-velocity gas stream blows the material away. To see the CNC equipment in action, check out a video of our plasma cutting experts working on a project. (more…)

Atlantic Stainless Launches New Responsive Website

Stainless Steel Supplier Launches Responsive Website

Atlantic Stainless invites customers to visit their new website which has been designed with an attractive interface and more intuitive user experience. Featuring streamlined navigation and simplified functionality throughout, the recently launched website allows users to easily access product information as well as helpful resources. (more…)

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…)