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Choosing the Best Food Grade Stainless Steel

food grade stainless steel

The food industry has very strict requirements that manufacturers need to follow to maintain complete compliance with the FDA and avoid contamination. Stainless steel is the obvious answer for any equipment or products that are to be used in the processing of food or beverages, but what some might not realize is that not just… Read more »

Common Applications for 304L Stainless Steel

304l stainless steel

We work with a variety of stainless steel grades, with one of our most popular being 304L. Type 304L stainless steel is a low-carbon version of the 304 steel alloy (this is where the “L” comes from!) – it has somewhat lower mechanical properties than the standard 304 type, but it’s widely used for specific… Read more »

How is Stainless Steel Tubing Produced?

Stainless Steel Pipe

Stainless steel tubes are often used in applications that need the advantages of stainless steel material – low maintenance, corrosion-resistance, and versatility. Tubing can serve many purposes across a variety of industries, with two major types of stainless steel tube: welded and seamless. Here, Atlantic Stainless covers the production process and the main differences between… Read more »

Waterjet, Plasma and Saw Cutting – What’s the Difference?

Plasma Cutting for Thick Sheet Metal

Precision cutting steel services can be complex, especially given the variety of cutting processes available. Not only can it be overwhelming to choose which services you need for your specific project, but using the right cutting technology can make a world of difference in the quality of your project. Atlantic Stainless offers several metal cutting… Read more »

Comparing Popular Steel Grades: 303, 304, and 316

Stainless steel angle bar | 316 stainless steel

Stainless steel is one of the most versatile of all metals. Its demand continues to grow worldwide in large part due to advantages that stainless steel offers consumers, such as its increased formability, it’s easily welded, is corrosion resistance, has low maintenance, high strength, and has an overall attractive appearance. Once put into service, it… Read more »