Stainless steel offers many advantages to the architectural/ornamental metal user. The major advantages include its high corrosion resistance allowing it to be used in rigorous environments. It is resistance to fire and heat allowing it to resist scaling and retain strength at high temperatures.  


Hygienic, non-porous surface coupled with the easy cleaning ability of stainless makes it the primary choice for applications which require strict hygiene control, such as hospitals, kitchens, and other food processing plants. Aesthetic appearance provides a modern and attractive appearance for most architectural metal applications.                            

Its bright and easily maintained surface making it an easy choice for applications demanding an attractive surface at all times. Its strength to weight advantage that allows it to be used with a reduced material thickness over conventional grades, often times generating cost savings. The ease of  fabrication due to the use of modern steel- making techniques that allow stainless steel to be cut , machined, fabricated, welded, and formed, as readily as traditional steels. A long term value created by its long useful life cycle often yields the least expensive material option. 


Corrosion resistance

All stainless steels have a high resistance to corrosion. Low alloyed grades resist corrosion in atmospheric conditions; highly alloyed grades can resist corrosion in most acids, alkaline solutions, and chloride bearing environments, even at elevated temperatures and pressures.


High and low temperature resistance

Some grades will resist scaling and maintain high strength at very high temperatures, while others show exceptional toughness at cryogenic temperatures.


Ease of fabrication

The majority of stainless steels can be cut, welded, formed, machined and fabricated readily.



The cold work hardening properties of many stainless steels can be used in design to reduce material thicknesses and reduce weight and costs. Other stainless steels may be heat treated to make very high strength components.


Aesthetic appeal:

Stainless steel is available in many surface finishes. It is easily and simply maintained resulting in a high quality, pleasing appearance.


Hygienic properties:

The clean ability of stainless steel makes it the first choice in hospitals, kitchens, food and pharmaceutical processing facilities.

Life cycle characteristics:

Stainless steel is a durable, low maintenance material and is often the least expensive choice in a life cycle cost comparison.



Every Metal has its disadvantages and stainless steel is no exception. Some of the primary disadvantages include its, high cost, especially when considered as the initial expense.  When attempting to fabricate stainless steel without using the highest technology machines and proper techniques, it can be a difficult metal to handle. This can often result in costly waste and re-work. The difficulty in welding due to its fast dissipation of heat which can also produce ruined pieces or high scrap cost. Last but not least the high cost of final polishing and finishing.


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