Benefits of using 304 stainless steel in your metal spinning projects

Benefits of using 304 stainless steel in your metal spinning projects

In metal spinning, there are certain types of metal which are particularly beneficial when used in the process. Choosing the right materials is arguably the most important factor in getting the best outcome for your metal spinning project. Tanfield Metal Spinners, in our years of experience, have become familiar in working  with a massive range of manufacturing materials. In this post, we’ll be detailing the project applications of one of the most commonly manufactured metals – stainless steel 304. 


What’s the difference between 304 stainless steel and regular stainless steel? 

Stainless steel 304 is a variant of stainless steel that contains between 16-14% chromium and as much as 35% nickel. The common distribution of these elements is 18 and 8 percent respectively. This is the most common type of stainless steel produced worldwide, in part due to its application in metal forming processes such as metal spinning. Other widely used stainless steel grades are 409, 430, and 316, all of which fall under the austenitic grade class.   


Properties of 304 stainless steel 

  • High corrosion and heat resistance. 
  • Easy to fabricate (welding, cutting, etc). 
  • High strength and durability. 
  • Easy to clean. 
  • Non-magnetic material. 
  • Cost effective due to availability. 

Why use 304 stainless steel in metal spinning 


Taking into account the properties of this type of stainless steel, there are a number of reasons why it is ideal for the metal spinning process. The first is that the strength of 304 stainless steel means that even thin sheets of the material can be subjected to large forces. This helps avoid part failure by cracking or splitting, and allows for more intricate designs to be executed during cold forming. 

Secondly, this material’s resistance to corrosion and extreme temperatures makes it ideal for pressure vessels and metal spun components which will be subject to these conditions. Parts made from stainless steel 304 can maintain their integrity and finish in harsh weather conditions, or when used as part of the manufacturing line. This makes stainless steel 304 a good choice for industries including food production, safety, renewable energy, and much more. 

Finally, the fact that 304 stainless steel can easily achieve a shiny finish and is receptive to sterilisation makes it ideal to shape metal spun parts that require an aesthetic look. This metal therefore sees lots of use in projects that have an application in domestic settings, such as for kitchen appliances. 


Expert metal spinners Newcastle 

 When you get a quote from Tanfield Metal Spinners, we detail all aspects of the project so you know exactly what you’re paying for. This includes key information such as the metal grades and machinery that we plan to use. Our metal spinners possess vast technical engineering knowledge, which allows them to provide bespoke recommendations as new projects come in. Simply contact us through our website and a friendly member of our team will be able to discuss your goals. 

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