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Stainless Steel Fasteners
Stainless Steel Fasteners
Nutty Company - Stainless Steel
18/8 stainless steel is nominally 18% chromium and 8% nickel, with the remainder being mainly iron; it does however also contain other elements, but at very low levels.18-8 Stainless Steel is also known as type 302 or 304 grade stainless steel. This grade of stainless is generally regarded as one of the most common stainless steels as it is widely available. Stainless steel is an alloy of low carbon steel and chromium for enhanced corrosion characteristics. Stainless steel is highly corrosion resistant for the price and because the anti-corrosive properties are inherent to the metal, it will not lose this resistance if scratched during installation or use.  Stainless steel does not stain, corrode, or rust as easily as ordinary steel, but it is not stain-proof. It is also called corrosion-resistant steel or CRES when the alloy type and grade are not detailed, particularly in the aviation industry. Stainless steel is used where both the properties of steel and resistance to corrosion are required.

It is a common misconception that stainless steel is stronger than regular steel. In fact, due to the low carbon content, stainless steel cannot be hardened. Therefore when compared with regular steel it is slightly stronger than an un-hardened (grade 2) steel fastener but significantly weaker than hardened steel fasteners.  Stainless steel is also much less magnetic than regular steel fasteners though some grades will be slightly magnetic.

300 Series austenitic chromium-nickel alloys

    • Type 302 has the same corrosion resistance as 304, with slightly higher strength due to additional carbon.
    • Type 304 is the most common grade; the classic 18/8 stainless steel. Outside of the US it is commonly known as "A2" Stainless. (see our Stainless Steel Metric Fasteners)
    • Type 316 is the second most common grade (after 304); for food and surgical uses; alloy addition of molybdenum prevents specific forms of corrosion. It is also known as marine grade stainless steel due to its increased resistance to chloride corrosion compared to type 304
    • Galling of Stainless Steel Fasteners... Important Information, Please Read: Galling Document
 
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Stainless Steel  Nuts
Stainless Steel Nuts
Stainless Steel Washers
Stainless Steel Washers
Stainless Steel Bolts
Stainless Steel Bolts
Stainless Steel Screws
Stainless Steel Screws
Stainless Socket Head Screws
Stainless Socket Head Screws
Stainless Cotter Pins
Stainless Cotter Pins
Stainless Steel Threaded Rod
Stainless Steel Threaded Rod
Stainless Steel Concrete Anchors
Stainless Steel Concrete Anchors
Stainless Steel Fastener Assortments
Stainless Steel Fastener Assortments
Stainless Eye Bolts
Stainless Eye Bolts
We carry a complete line of Stainless Steel METRIC Fasteners

Please contact us if you cannot find the Stainless Steel Fastener you are looking for.
Type 316 Stainless Steel Fasteners are also available, please contact us.
Stainless Steel Screws
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