What are Plates?
Plates are basically a part of Sheets. Sheets are industrially flattened out pieces of metal. Sheets are used in a wide array of applications and can be cut, as well as bent in to a variety of shapes. Extremely thin pieces of sheets are called as foils and thicker are considered as plates. In most parts of the world millimetre is used as a measuring unit for Sheets/Plates, whereas Gauge is used in the US to measure Plates/Sheets. 30-7 gauge is the general range used where larger the measure, thinner is the Sheet/Plate. [readmore]
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Sheets & Plates can be found in many materials such as Brass, Copper, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Hastealloy, Incoloy, Incone, Monel, Nickel and Titanium. Every material executes different properties and is used for different applications.
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Stainless Steel 304 is the most commonly used Steel for Sheets and Plates. 304 has good corrosion resistance and weldability.
Grade 316 has greater corrosion resistance and high strength at elevated temperature applications.
Grade 410 can be heat treated and has a lower corrosion resistance when compared to other steel types.
Grade 430 is also a good alternative when it comes to lower costs in comparison to 300 series steels. 430 also has a lower corrosion resistance and is used in appliances.