T304 stainless steel is one of the most popular types of stainless steel in existence. From bridges and buildings to silverware and vehicles, T304 features easy welding and machining capabilities that make it a material of choice. This type of steel also has an ideal level of resistance to corrosion in industrial and domestic environments. When type 304 is exposed to heat, it does not harden; however, cold working increases a stainless steel angle’s tensile strength and hardness, which is ideal for welded construction purposes. In addition, T304 stainless steel’s annealed state is non-magnetic.
A stainless steel angle is a flat rod bent at a 90-degree angle to look like an L. The sides of stainless steel angles are often the same length, and the bend of an angle is often called the root. Generally, the thicker the root, the more weight a steel angle can handle. The more a steel angle weighs, the more likely it is to function as an integral structure in large constructs like bridges or buildings. Larger stainless steel angles can bear heavier burdens. Conversely, lighter steel angles are ideal for being used as supports in smaller items like bed frames and shelves.