Angles are any bar product which are extruded to form an angle, most commonly a ninety degree angle. The edges of the product can be sharp or rounded off. Clinton is your stainless steel angle distributor, and we carry angles in the following alloy types: 304, 304L, 316, and 316L. Please call 1-800-826-3370 to speak with us about available stock, pricing, and shipping.
Stainless steel angles have a number of different uses, though they are most commonly seen in structural applications supporting other components. Angles are used in architecture, construction, industry, and light machinery.
There are several benefits in choosing stainless steel over other materials. Stainless steel is very strong, especially when compared to other materials. It is highly resistant to corrosion, allowing it to be used in environments that would degrade other materials. Stainless steel requires very little maintenance, meaning that it can be used for years on end. This makes stainless steel an excellent choice for materials meant to last years.
Different alloys are suitable for different tasks. Some types can be used in places with high temperatures, while others can be used in cold environments. Be sure to pick the alloy best suited for the task at hand.
The 304 alloy is the most widely used stainless steel type in use today. It is not magnetic and cannot be heat-treated, meaning that it must be cold worked. It has very good corrosion resistance and can be machined easily. Because it has a good strength-to-weight ratio and is resistant to damage, it is suitable for a number of different applications. It is used in machinery, food processing equipment, furniture and other applications.
304L is very similar in composition to the 304 alloy but has slightly lower amounts of carbon. This reduces carbide precipitation during welding and allows 304L to be welded when it is in any state. Apart from that, it shares many of the same characteristics as 304 and is a versatile alloy that can be used in a variety of settings, though its mechanical properties are not quite as good. It is used to create engines, food processing equipment and tools.
316 stainless steel is almost as commonly used as 304. It is highly resistant to corrosion, which makes it suited to marine environments or other caustic settings. It is very durable and has a good strength-to-weight ratio. It is used in several different applications, including in storage tanks, marine equipment, medical equipment, and food processing.
316L is similar to 316 stainless steel but has a lower ratio of carbon than 316. The alloy does not produce carbide precipitation when it is being welded, which allows it to be welded in a variety of states. 316L is very resistant to corrosion and can be used in situations that would damage other steel alloys. 316L is also suitable for use in high temperature areas. It is used in marine equipment, medical implants, pharmaceutical equipment, and in certain architectural uses.