Stainless steel is also known as inox steel, which means inoxidizable. It features a high resistance to staining caused by corrosion. Most iron-based metals like steel undergo a chemical transformation that changes their properties when they are exposed to oxygen. The iron oxidizes and turns the hard iron into a reddish-brown metal (iron oxide). Eventually, the iron oxide oxidizes to the point where it disintegrates completely.
Stainless steel is a low-carbon steel that is recyclable, easy to sterilize, and used in many applications. It resists corrosion, fire, and heat and requires little maintenance. It is used in numerous industrial, architectural, chemical, and consumer applications. Some of the most common items made of stainless steel include:
Surgical Tools and Medical Equipment
Monuments and Sculptures
Automotive and Aerospace Applications
There are many different grades of steel that encompass varied properties, which can be physical, chemical, or environmental. All steel is composed of iron and carbon, but it is the amount of carbon and the additional alloys that determine the properties of each grade.
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