STAINLESS STEEL 304/304L UNEQUAL ANGLE
Known for its shimmer, strength, and workability, stainless steel is a striking metal that also offers great functionality. In comparison to mild steel, stainless possess higher corrosion resistance, ductility, tensile strength and hardness, as well as a more attractive appearance and lower overall maintenance. Alloy 304, also known as 18-8 stainless, is the most widely used stainless steel due to its versatility and cost efficiency. Stainless 304 costs less than Stainless 316 and retains much of the same properties. Its strength, high corrosion resistance, lack of magnetism, and good mechanical properties make stainless 304 unequal angle a good all-purpose stainless grade and shape for structural applications. And its high formability, weldability, drawing, and stamping ratings make stainless 304 unequal angle a popular choice for design applications such as decorative trim, edging, and framing. This silver-toned metal withstands rusting from most oxidizing agents, making it a good choice for outdoor applications as well. Alongside its enhanced properties, stainless is notable for its aesthetic appeal. A true contemporary classic, stainless unequal angle is sure to give your project a sharp and polished look.
CREATING WITH STAINLESS UNEQUAL ANGLE
Stainless 304 unequal angle is a versatile shape commonly used in bracing and other structural applications due to the shape’s increased strength compared to a flat bar of the same material. Unequal angle is also a popular shape for framing, edging, trim, and inlays. The angle shape keeps the material from bending under pressure – the longer the length of the legs, the strong the angle becomes. Stainless steel can get pretty heavy, and any weight reduction can be beneficial when creating your design. Using an angle shape instead of a stainless flat, square, or round bar, also allows for overall weight reduction while retaining the strength and integrity of your design. Weight reduction can be especially beneficial when building metal furniture, signs, and other projects that might need to be moved occasionally.
Stainless Steel Unequal Angle can be used to build almost anything!
The unequal length of this angle’s legs expand the possibilities for creating with stainless angle. You wouldn’t want an inch hanging over your frame or protruding out of your inlay. Now, we are making it even easier to find the perfect material for each and every project you create. Use unequal stainless steel 304 / 304L angle to make a beautiful wood and stainless inlay, frame a light-box sign for your business or a customer, design and build a table, chairs or bookcase, use it to make a wall mounted photo ledge, or a unique drawer pull or door handle – the possibilities are endless. When you can get the materials you need, cut-to-size, with no minimums, delivered to your door fast at the best value online – there are no limits to what you can create.
Adding Unequal Stainless 304 / 304L Angle to the long list of materials we carry continues our commitment to ensuring you have the right material for any job or project.
Unequal angle is a popular shape for structural applications – most of which you don’t actually see the angle in the finished product. But, it is also being used in highly visible ways. Stainless uneven angle is especially popular because of its easy to work, weld, and fabricate with. We’ve pulled together some ideas of how others have used unequal angle to inspire you try it out yourself.
NEW Stainless Steel 304/304L Unequal Angle
Incorporate stainless unequal angle into your designs! We even used unequal angle in the design of the Online Metals Extravagant, Free-Standing, Magnetic Metal Dartboard.