Stainless Steel Grades

Midway Metals provide an extensive range of stainless steels grades across a number of countries. Our superior steel products have earned us the trust of many major companies around the world, and our countless projects have led us to expand our range to the expansive selection it is today.
To many, stainless steel is just that – a steel which does not stain. A glossy, mirror-finish metal used to create things like cutlery, chains and tapware – to us, stainless steel manufacturing is a never-ending art, perfected in our state-of-the-art manufacturing plant. With such precision manufacturing practices as ours, we put to use a full range of stainless steel grades for various purposes across an enormous range of applications. We work with 4 main stainless steel grade groups, as detailed below:

Austenitic Stainless Steel Grades


Austenitic stainless steel is non-magnetic, often made using high quantities of nickel and chromium. These are the most common stainless steel grades available, largely due to their excellent resistance to corrosion. The 304 grade (or 18/8) is highly desirable due to its shiny finish from a high chromium volume. Midway Metals manufacture both general service / wet corrosion and high temperature austenitic grades, depending on your requirements.

Ferritic Stainless Steel Grades


Ferritic stainless steels tend to contain a slightly lower volume of chromium than austenitic grades, and are free from Nickel. Ferritic stainless steel grades are magnetic and have a low carbon content. They are also very resistant to corrosion. View the full range of ferritic grades here.

Martensitic Stainless Steel Grades


Martensitic stainless steels are an even lower chromium content than ferritic grades. They tend to contain a fairly low amount of carbon, with up to 1.2% being the usual maximum. Martensitic grades will occasionally have nickel added , they can also be further hardened by heat treating. Martensitic steel tends to be what is used to make things like cutlery and some tools. View the full range of martensitic grades here.

Duplex Stainless Steel Grades


Duplex stainless steels are a combination steel. They are an even mix of both austenitic and ferritic stainless steel, containing a fairly high content of chromium, and a low nickel content. Duplex steel grades also contain a small amount of copper – up to about 3% in some cases. Duplex steels, being a combination of 2, are a strong and more corrosion-resistant stainless steel grade; they are often used in the transportation of chemicals for this reason. View the full range of duplex grades here.

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Available Stainless Steel Grades

 

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