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The most common grades of stainless steel used to fabricate stainless tubing are 304 and 316 stainless steel. These grades are used for their extremely high corrosion resistance as well as their ability to be used in applications requiring sanitary grade materials. Read More…

Stainless Tubing Another term for stainless steel tubing, stainless tubes are hollow, cylindrical objects used as equipment components or as the medium through which fluids pass.
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Chester, NY  |  845-469-3899

Cada Stainless & Alloys has the stainless steel tubing that you need. We also specialize in the supply of stainless steel strips and coils, providing many finishing options, processing options, and other customization options.

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Cada Stainless & Alloys $$$

Beloit, WI  |  608-365-8891

With over 60 years of meeting & exceeding the welded stainless steel tubing standard, United Industries is known for its 100% laser welded, more corrosion resistant stainless tubes, meeting exact dimensional & finishing requirements for automotive, HVAC, sanitary, pharmaceutical, heat exchanger, ornamental tubing & more SS tube for the most demanding applications. Certified TS16949 Quality System.

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United Industries, Inc. $$$

Pompton Plains, NJ  |  800-838-1978

Our company may have started small, but we quickly grew to handle the largest aluminum orders. Our metals are made from the highest quality materials, and we pledge to offer superior service to all our customers. We don’t want customers who use us one time, we want to establish lifelong relationships with customers that last generations. Contact us for more info!

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Metal Associates $$$

Long Island City, NY  |  800-767-9494

metalmen supplies polished and mill finished Stainless Steel tube and pipe. We have access to unique inventories and have well-worn relationships with mills and custom producers. Our broad experience enables us to address most every supply challenge. Call us for prompt quotes and on-time deliveries.

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Metalmen Sales Inc. $$$

Marietta, GA  |  800-282-9694

With strategically located, fully-stocked warehouses, Shaw Stainless & Alloy Piping meets diverse requirements for stainless steel pipe, valves, fittings & structural materials. We'll show you great service & an outstanding inventory! Complete custom fabrication, machining, polishing & passivation for seamless & welded tubes & pipe, square & rectangular tubing & more – single piece to full orders!

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Shaw Stainless & Alloy Piping $$$

Houston, TX  |  713-856-2700

TUBACEX, S.A. is an industrial Group founded in 1963, dedicated to the manufacture and sale of special seamless stainless steel tubes, exporting to over 60 countries all over the world. Total sales have converted TUBACEX into the the second producer worldwide, a leadership where total integration of the production processes has demonstrated being a key factor in success.

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Tubacex America $$$
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Benefits of using stainless steel for tube fabrication include the ease of cleaning, low maintenance and long run cost-effectiveness. Even though stainless steel may require a higher initial cost than other metals, maintenance and replacement costs are lower. In addition, stainless tubing is less expensive than titanium, which is a metal with similar properties and applications. Mainly used in the medical industry, stainless tubing is used is referred to as hypodermic tubing, and is the medium for transferring medicine from a bottle to under the skin and into the bloodstream.

Stainless steel is used because its smooth and crack-free surface is very easy to sterilize. Stainless tubing is also used in a variety of applications in the dental, automotive, petrochemical, papermaking, and semiconductor industries, to name a few. While stainless tubing is usually round, square types are often manufactured to make stepladders, display racks and bar foot railings.

Stainless tubing is constructed through welding or seamless tubing procedures. Welding involves roll forming stainless steel and connecting the formed portions along a seam through fusion. Seamless tubing, in comparison, involves the creation of stainless steel tubing through piercing a round blank. In general, welding achieves a higher degree of precision without secondary operations. The degree of precision required, however, depends on the industrial application of the tubing. Another method of fabricating stainless tubing is through extrusion.

Perhaps the most easily available type is the seamless stainless steel pipe or tube, which is formed by extrusion. In extrusion, a solid billet is drawn over a piercing rod, which creates a hollow shell without any seams, unlike welding, where seams are unavoidable. Seamless tubing and piping is the most reliable when it comes to retaining high amounts of pressure, as it is much less likely to split. The use of stainless steel in the production of tubing is widespread due to the advantageous properties of stainless steel.

Stainless steel is the most common material used in the manufacturing of tubing, providing excellent corrosion resistance and little required maintenance and cleaning. Stainless tubing is also cost-effective in the long run. Even though stainless steel may require a higher initial cost than other metals, maintenance and replacement costs are lower.

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