Stainless Steel for Architectural Use

For Architectural use we generally deal with Austenitic grades of Stainless Steel. There are two widely used grades, 316 and 304. For fasteners and other material that may be used in architectural use 18-8 is also very common.

nAll grades of Stainless Steel contains Chromium (Cr), Nickel (Ni) , Carbon (C), and Iron.
316 contains Molybdenum (Mo)as well.
nGeneral rules apply to the properties of the metal in regard to aesthetic value and architectural use.
304 Stainless Steel Properties and Element
8.0 to 10.5 Ni , 18 to 20% (Cr) and .8% (C)
n316 Stainless Steel Properties and Elements
10 to 14 Ni , 16 to 18% (Cr), 2 to 3% (Mo) and .8% (C)
nRecommended for Ocean Proximity Railings and other exposed uses
316L (Low Carbon) Stainless Steel. Max. .3 (C

Article ID: 10
Last updated: 18 May, 2012
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