What can stainless steel be used for?
The corrosion resistance of stainless steel makes it useful for environments where there is a lot of moisture. Many household appliances that deal with water are made of stainless, as are many storage tanks for foodstuffs, water chemicals and gases.
Architectural uses for stainless steel are often decorative, for places where metal work will be visible such as panelling, signage and handrails.
The automotive industry loves a bit of stainless for performance exhausts, heat exchangers and, in high end and performance cars, for panels, fastenings and substructures.
There are some fairly obvious uses for stainless steel for applications where hygiene is important including food preparation, chemical applications, medical equipment. Perhaps a less obvious but increasingly important use is in busy, fast paced environments where regular deep cleaning isn’t possible, such as stations and shopping centres.
We laser cut 15 grades and finishes of stainless steel in 16 different thicknesses from as thin as 0.5mm up to as thick as 20mm.