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Marine-Grade Stainless Steel 101

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Unlike standard machinery, marine equipment must endure sea air and salt spray for long periods, rusting at a faster rate for reduced operational efficiency. Stainless steel, while naturally resistant to corrosion, may still underperform in harsh marine conditions. Marine-grade stainless steel, then, is the answer for coastal and other related applications. This variety of stainless […]

Food Grade Stainless Steel Selection Guide

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The food processing industry must meet strict standards and regulations for health and safety. As more and more facilities are implementing automated machinery and components for faster production, this equipment must be constructed from food-safe materials and finishes. Food-grade stainless steel offers an optimal material choice for the food industry. Available in various grades, the […]

Stainless Steel Grades: A Selection Guide (300 and 400 Series)

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If an application requires durable steel that’s designed to last, they’re likely to use stainless steel. Stainless steels are iron-based alloys that include a chromium content of at least 10.5% or higher. This level of chromium content facilitates the development of a passive chromium oxide layer on the steel’s surface, which allows for optimal corrosion […]

Stainless Steel Bar | Round, Square, Hex, Flat Bars

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Stainless steel bars are fabricated from raw metal alloys with precise dimensions and cross-sectional geometries. Stock can be quickly cut to the right length, further modified by manufacturing and machining processes, and more. Learn more about our array of stainless steel bar options and how AAA Metals can help with your next project. Stainless Steel […]

A Guide to Metal Cutting | Comparing Metal Cutting Methods

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Metal cutting is a manufacturing process in which a larger piece of material is separated into smaller pieces or parts. There are numerous metal cutting methods available, each of which offers distinct benefits and limitations that make it suitable for different manufacturing projects. Below, we highlight some of the most common, outlining how they work, […]

Sawing vs. Shearing – Metal Cutting Methods

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There are many metal cutting methods available. Two of the most commonly used are sawing and shearing. Each of these processes has its own advantages and disadvantages that make it suitable for different applications. Below, we provide an overview of both processes to help customers identify which one is right for their needs. Sawing 101 […]

Stainless Steel Polished Hex Bar

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Did you know we could Polish Hex? We can! If your application is Architectural then we are your call. Here is a Before and After of an 1-1/4″ Hex x 144″ Long. After  

Stainless Steel Polished Plate

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We have just started Polishing 3 Plates 1″ Thick x 61″ x 120″ Grade 304/304L to a #4 Satin Finish. This has a 2 side requirement so flipping the plates over and Polishing the back side is a must. We ensure all surfaces are protected with rubber padding. Vacuum Lifting also provides ease of positioning. […]

Stainless Steel Polished Hand Rails

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We have just completed polishing these 1/2″ x 2″ x 156″ Grade 304 Stainless on all 4 sides. Top, bottom and the 2 edges to a #4 satin finish. When completed they will be covered with PVC and boxed for protection.