The stainless steel sheet has a smooth surface, high plasticity, toughness, and mechanical strength. Stainless steel plate is resistant to acid, alkaline gas, solution, and other corrosion. It is a kind of alloy steel that is not easy to rust.
Classification of Stainless Steel Plate
Classification by Thickness
Thin sheet (0.2mm-4mm) ;
Thick plate (20mm-60mm) ;
Extra thick plate (60-115mm).
The different stainless steel sheet and the plate are thick. Less than 6mm is the sheet, and the plate is above 6mm.
Classification by Manufacture
Hot rolled steel plate;
cold rolled steel sheet.
Classified by Material
Stainless steel sheets made by meterial 201J1, 201, 202, 301, 301L, 304, 304L, 316, 316L, 409L, 410, 430, J430KJ. etc.
Classified by Surface
Stainless steel plates have different surface like: NO.1, NO.2B, NO.2D, NO.3, NO.4, NO.240, NO.320, NO.400, NO.7, NO.8, BA, HL.
How to Cut Stainless Steel Sheet to Size
According to different stainless steel material, thickness and shape, stainless steel sheet can cut to size in two manufacturing ways:
Cold cutting for Stainless Steel Sheet
Shearing plate machining, sewing machine processing, wire cutting, punch processing, drilling, etc., cutting quality is generally high, low efficiency, suitable for small production.
Thermal cuting for Stainless Steel Plate
The thermal cutting have plasma and laser cutting.
The plasma cutting is fast, high efficiency, but cutting quality is not as good as laser cutting stainless steel sheet. Thermal cutting is suitable for cutting special-shaped stainless steel sheet metal.