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How to Choose the Right Stainless Steel Grades

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With over 60 stainless steel grades and many products to choose from, it’s easy to get confused. Here at Midway Metals, we can advise you which grade to choose to best suit your project.
Following are a few of the basic factors you should be looking at in order to select a product that will meet all of your expectations.

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5 Tips for Looking After Stainless Steel

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Stainless steel is durable, low maintenance and can stay looking great for many years, but it still needs to be looked after. You want it to stay stainless, so that the surface keeps it’s original lustrous look, feel and finish.
Our customers find that, by using a range of Avesta finishing chemicals, they are able to keep their stainless steel in top condition and fix any problems they are having.

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Monday Inspiration – Awesome stainless steel infrastructures around the world

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Here at Midway Metals we love seeing stainless steel come to life, whether it is used for art sculptures, architectural purposes or heavy engineering. Here is a pick of some inspirational constructions.

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Stainless Steel Pipe and Stainless Steel Square Bar Properties

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Midway Metals provides an extensive range of stainless steel pipes and stainless steel square bars and stainless steel fittings suited to your specific project requirements. Stainless steel is rust and corrosion resistant and highly heat tolerant. Stainless steel is the natural choice for a project requiring longevity and a quality finish. You also have the flexibility to choose the grade of stainless steel and surface finish, depending on the intended end use.
Austenitic General Service & Wet Corrosion Grade Stainless …

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Stainless Steel Angle

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Stainless Steel Angle Sizes
Stainless steel angle is available at Midway Metals in any length you require up to 6 metres.  We can supply different steel angle sizes – angle with one side longer than the other as well as equal. It is also available in two stainless steel grades: 304 and 316.
Stainless steel angle is most commonly used as bracing or framing where a 90 degree angle needs to be maintained. For example, it is a great …

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Stainless Steel Channel

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Stainless steel channel is an extremely versatile product. It can be used in many different applications and sizes from general construction through to shower drainage.
Stainless Steel Channel Sizes
In bathrooms, stainless steel channel can be used to create a ‘no barriers’ bathroom. By having the channel inlayed in the floor, all drainage can happen without steps or raised lips on shower floors. This use of stainless steel channel is also being adopted in other wet areas, such as …

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Stainless Steel RHS

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Stainless Steel RHS goes by a few names. Technically, stainless steel RHS stands for stainless steel rectangular hollow section but it’s also called rectangular tube or square tube. No matter what you call it, you can get it at Midway Metals.
We have an extensive range of stainless steel rhs, all made to meet the international standard ASTM A554. It is available in 2 finishes, polished 180 hairline and polished 400 grit. …

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Stainless Steel Flat Bar

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At Midway Metals, we know our stainless steel and that includes stainless steel flat bar. Our range is extensive, with a wide range of steel flat bar sizes, a variety of lengths and finishes available to suit the customer’s precise need.
We offer stainless steel flat bar in two finishes, hot rolled annealed and pickled (HRAP) and slit rolled edge (SRE). Hot rolled annealed and pickled finished stainless steel flat bar goes through quite a process. First it is …

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Welding Stainless Steel

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A Quick Guide on Welding Stainless Steel:
Protect Yourself:
Welding stainless steel or any metal absolutely requires wearing the right safety gear. A welding helmet and gloves are essential and other protective clothing is also advisable. Make sure you keep away from the fumes while you are welding, and read all relevant manufacturers, employers and safety procedures before you start.
Fit Up:
When you’re welding stainless steel, selecting the right joint design and fitting it up properly is crucial. …

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Stainless Steel Bar

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Stainless Steel bar is a commonly used product in the fabricating and manufacturing industries. There are several sorts that are all used in the construction, manufacturing and automotive industries, as well as for domestic purposes like fence posts.
Stainless steel bar ‘varieties’ include round bar, hollow bar, square bar, flat bar, angle bar, hexagon bar and channel. Round bar, flat bar, square bar and hexagon bar are solid, while hollow bar is a cylindrical, obviously hollow, bar. Angle bar …

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