304 Stainless Steel

As far as stainless steel grades go, grade 304 is the standard “18/8” of the stainless family. It is considered the most versatile, most widely used, and is available in more forms and finishes than any other grade of stainless steel. 304 Stainless Steel is the ideal grade to use for any of your form or welding projects. Not only because of its incredible welding characteristics, but also because of its balanced austenitic structure 304-grade stainless steel is commonly used in industrial, architectural, and transportation applications.

Chemical Formula

Carbon 0.08%, Manganese 2.00%, Phosphorus .045%, Sulfur .030%, Silicon .75%, Chromium 18-20.00%, Nickel 8.00-12.00%, Nitrogen .10%, Iron- Balanced


304 Stainless Steel Plate, 304 Sheet, 304 Round Bar, 304 Flat Bar, 304 Equal Leg Angle, 304 Unequal Leg Angles, 304 Pipe Tube & Fittings, 304 Square Tube, 304 Rectangular Tube

Common Trade names

304 Stainless, 304 Stainless Steel


  • Corrosion Resistance: 304 stainless stands up excellently in a range of atmospheric environments even when exposed to corrosive elements.
  • Heat Resistance: Continuous use of 304 between 425-860⁰C is not recommended. Although it is resistant to carbide precipitation and can be heated in high temperatures.
  • Easy to weld with excellent weldability.
  • Excellent strength and toughness in high temperatures


Although 304 can be used in most industrial applications, most commonly it can be found present in food processing equipment, kitchen equipment, architectural paneling, railing & trim, heat exchangers, threaded fasteners, springs, braces, marine, etc.

 Available Stock Sizes

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