304 stainless steel round bar is one of the most widely utilized 18/8 stainless steel alloys in existence. Industrial Metal Supply offers 304 SS round bar in a wide range of diameters to fit your exact application needs. With over 400,000 total square feet of warehouse and storage space in California and Arizona, Industrial Metal Supply has the capacity and capabilities to service your 304 round bar stainless steel needs.
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304 Round Bar Properties304 SS round bar provides good strength and excellent corrosion resistance and formability. Stainless steel 304 round bar is a type of 18/8 stainless steel, but with a higher chromium and lower carbon content. When welded, the lower carbon content minimizes the chromium carbide precipitation content within the metal and decreases its susceptibility to intergranular corrosion. The physical properties for 304 stainless steel round bar include:
- Tensile Strength, Ultimate: 73,200 psi
- Tensile Strength, Yield: 31,200 psi
- Elongation: 70%
- Modulus of Elasticity: 28,000 ksi
- 304 per ASTM-A276 / QQ-S-763
304 SS Round Bar ApplicationsStainless steel round bar 304 provides an excellent choice for its tensile strength, high resistance to rust, and high fabrication ability. Cost-effective and versatile material, 304 round bar is suitable for most applications where durable support and corrosion resistance are required. Viable 304 stainless steel round bar applications include:
- Concrete footings
316 vs 304 Stainless Steel Round BarThere are subtle differences within the chemistry of 316 and 304 stainless steel round bar that directly affect their applicable usage and what types of environments that they can endure. 304 SS round bar contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel, while 316 contains 16% chromium and 10% nickel. The two percent differences in chromium and nickel contents may not seem like much but when it comes to application efficiency every percentage point matters.
304 stainless steel round bar provides enhanced oxidation and corrosion protection for countless applications. Conversely, 316 stainless steel round bar provides excellent corrosion resistance for applications that are exposed to chemicals and salt water.