Stainless Steel

Useful Information

Stainless steel is an alloy of Iron with a minimum of 10.5% chromium, also containing varying amounts of carbon, silicon and manganese. Other elements such as nickel, molybdenum, copper and tungsten may be added to impart other useful properties such as strength, formability, and increased corrosion resistance.

Its versatility provides for usage in sectors as varied as architecture, catering, energy, oil and gas, power generation and transport. With so many stainless steels to choose from, applying the right specification and finish is essential, as stainless grades vary depending on the amounts of carbon, silicon, manganese, and other elements used in the properties.

To ensure that we can offer the products that our customers require, we hold an extensive range, offering a large selection of mechanical and physical properties, varying from the non-magnetic austenitic grades and the magnetic martensitic grades to the specialist precipitation hardening, duplex, and super duplex alloys.

Stainless products are offered ex-stock in a variety of grades, forms and sizes to cover a wide range of applications. We are also able to offer customer specific requirements on request.

Holme Dodsworth Stainless Steel is sourced from the highest quality producers the world has to offer. Our warehouse facilities allow us to deliver on short lead times, as we hold in stock the common steels ranging from round, hexagon, flat, sheet & plate. Due to the large volumes we source we are able to offer excellent prices.

Chromium and nickel give stainless steel its corrosion resisting properties. Stainless steel is also extremely durable, which gives it longer life and allows it to be used across a wider scope.

We also offer a range of services which include, slitting, blanking, and profiles cut from plate.

This allows us to offer the industry and our customers a greater range of product suited to their needs.