Stainless steel round bars are produced in mills through the process of rolling or extrusion. It is produced in the form of long strips, which are cut into uniform lengths to make round bars. Round bars are also called rods. The stainless steel round bars are highly resistant to corrosive action due to the presence of chromium. These round bars are alloys of steel and chromium, where the chromium metal lends the bar its corrosion resistant property by forming an invisible protective layer against oxidation of metal and thus preventing the formation of rust.
Stainless steel round bars are used for a wide range of purposes. Over time, machining grades have been largely improved which allows the stainless steel round bars to be machined into components. They can be subjected to heat treatment to achieve grades for higher hardness and strength. Adding and varying constituent elements can also augment the corrosion resistant capacity of such bars. All these processes help produce stainless steel bars of desired characteristics. These bars are extensively used for machining purposes and in a wide variety of structural applications.
Dimensions and Preparation
The stainless steel round bars come in diameters of varying sizes. These usually range from 3mm to more than 300mm. Bars of diameter up to 25mm are usually drawn, and above that, but less than 101mm, the bars are annealed and then polished. Bars of still higher thickness are pushed through rough turning to tolerance level k12. Finally, these bars are processed and cut into desired lengths.