So What Is Stainless Steel?

Have you ever wondered what makes stainless steel? Iron alloys with a minimum of 10.5% chromium is the start of stainless steel, then other elements are added to strengthen the structure and propertities by using copper, molybdenum, titanium or nickel. Also, non-metal additions of nitrogen and carbon can be used. The main requirement of stainless steel is that it should be corrosion resistant for the application it is being used for. Stainless steel has different properties resulting in different grades and types to meet these requirements.

When the different elements are added they react with oxygen from air and water to form a thin, stable film which resists corrosion. Stainless steel's durability and aesthetic appeal makes it widely used from cooking pots to bank vaults!

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