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Stainless Steel 304/304L/304H

When it comes to quality stainless steel products, Arbor/Metals Inc. offers exceptional quality and traceability for 304 stainless steel. Choose this grade of steel for your manufacturing needs for a product with high corrosion resistance, machining capability, and weldability. Find out more about the differences between 304, 304L, and 304H products to find the right material for your industry.

304 Stainless Steel Products

Also known as 18/8 steel due to its 18% chrome and 8% nickel composition, this austenitic steel is one of the most popular grades of all stainless steel products. It can be easily welded, is highly ductile, and can be either magnetic as a cold-worked product or non-magnetic as an annealed product.

Choose a 304 stainless steel supplier who can help you compare these benefits with the characteristics of other alloys. It’s commonly used to fabricate many different types of products including air and liquid filtration products, assemblies, various fabricated products, and storage tanks. While 304 is a versatile alloy for many applications across most industries, there may be a better alloy for your specific application.  We can provide all the techical information you need to make the best choice for your product or project.  

304L Stainless Steel Products

As an alternative to 304, 304L offers oxidation resistance and the ability to be used without annealing in corrosive environments. It’s a popular option for welding applications, so check with your leading 304L stainless steel supplier to determine whether it’s the right material for your product. Like other 304 products, 304L is used to manufacture the following components in the building products, commercial food equipment, HVAC, oil and gas and pulp and paper industries:

  • Beverage Tanks
  • Commercial Food Conveyors
  • Industrial Air Movement and Filtration Equipment
  • Industrial Banding 
  • Oil and Gas Filtration Equipment 
  • Petrochemical Processing Equipment
  • Pulp and Paper Processing Equipment 

304H Stainless Steel Products

Consider this alloy from a quality 304H stainless steel supplier for high-temperature applications. Thanks to its high carbon content, 304H steel enjoys higher tensile and yield strengths. It’s particularly suited for manufacturing pressure vessels and other components designed to work in environments that combine both pressure and heat.

This alloy has excellent deep-drawing capabilities. The addition of chromium makes it a popular option for environments where it’s subjected to corrosion and oxidation. Despite its increased hardness, 304H steel is still a good choice for welding and forming in a range of industries, including the petrochemical, automotive, and energy industries.

Source Quality Materials From Arbor/Metals Inc.

From 304 stainless steel to a specialty alloy, turn to Arbor/Metals Inc. for the reliable materials you need with the complete traceability you deserve. Request a quote today to see how you can order 304, 304L, and 304H steel at scale to power your process and keep your manufacturing facility moving forward.

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