Stainless 304 Grade Steel Wire
The Crazy Wire Company are long established as Europe’s preferred suppliers of top quality stainless 304 grade steel wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our marine grade woven mesh products.
Steel wire of stainless 304 grade, with a precise specification of 0.2mm (32AWG), is a high-quality, durable product with a wide range of applications. Due to its excellent corrosion resistance, stainless steel 304 grade steel is known for its longevity even in humid or corrosive environments. Its 0.2mm diameter, equivalent to 32AWG, ensures a balance between strength and flexibility, making it suitable for both intricate projects and tasks that require tensile strength. There is no denying the benefits of stainless 304 grade metal as a material used widely in industries ranging from jewelry-making to electronics. As a result of its non-reactive properties, it doesn’t tarnish easily, keeping its shine for a long time. Furthermore, stainless 304 grade ensures that there are no unwanted chemical reactions or metallic tastes when used in applications with food or liquids. Its high formability makes it ideal for commercial and personal uses, since it can be shaped and bent without breaking.
We provide a comprehensive range of sizes tailored to meet diverse needs. The wire diameters range from a delicate 0.08mm up to a more robust 0.87mm. These sizes correspond to American Wire Gauge (AWG) standards from 40AWG down to 20AWG. To assist with electrical applications, it’s noteworthy that our wire resistances vary from 252.17 Ωm at the finest size, decreasing to 1.2 Ωm as the wire diameter increases.
Specification of this product:
- Diameter -0.2mm (200 Micron – 32 AWG)
- Ohms/ft – 22.7
These specifications not only testify to the wire’s adaptability but also its capacity to fulfill specific requirements in both craftsmanship and technology. When you choose our stainless steel wire, you’re investing in reliability, precision, and quality. Whether you’re working on intricate designs or establishing firm connections, this product ensures you have the best material at your fingertips.
Why Use The Crazy Wire Company
- Quality of products: The Crazy Wire Company always offer high-quality products that meet industry standards and customer expectations.
- Selection: We offer a wide variety of wire products and sizes to meet the diverse needs of our customers. We have more than 600 products available through our site and counting.
- Price: We always offer the best value possible. Our wires are available as part of our major weaving processes, so it is bought at the best possible rate.
- Availability: Our products are kept in house and are ready to ship immediately.
- Customer service: Our experienced staff help our customers feel confident in their purchases and provide assistance when required.
What Else Is Available?
We also offer stainless steel in ribbon and flat wire options.
The choice is virtually endless!
FAQs About This Wire
Can Stainless 304 Grade Wire Be Used In Crafting And Art Projects?
Certainly! Due to its versatility, stainless 304 grade wire is an excellent choice for crafting and art projects. In spite of moisture or air exposure, its corrosion-resistant properties ensure that creations maintain their appearance over time without tarnishing. Because of its strength and flexibility, the wire is ideal for jewelry-making, wire sculptures, and other intricate artistic endeavors. Moreover, its nonreactive nature makes it safe to wear against the skin, which is crucial for wearable art. As an added bonus, stainless 304 grade’s lustrous finish adds an aesthetic touch to handmade products.
How Is Stainless 304 Grade Steel Wire Manufactured?
Stainless 304 grade steel wire is manufactured through a multi-step process that ensures its distinctive properties and high quality.
- Melting: The process begins with melting the raw materials, primarily iron, chromium, and nickel, in an electric furnace. For stainless 304 grade, the composition typically includes around 18% chromium and 8% nickel, giving it its renowned corrosion resistance.
- Casting: The molten metal is then cast into billets or slabs, depending on the desired end product.
- Hot Rolling: These billets or slabs undergo hot rolling, where they are heated and passed through large rollers to reduce their thickness and prepare them for further processing.
- Cold Rolling: The material is further reduced in thickness through cold rolling, where it’s passed through rollers at room temperature. This step refines the metal’s structure and improves its mechanical properties.
- Annealing: The cold-rolled steel is then annealed, which involves heating it to a specific temperature and then cooling, usually in a controlled environment or atmosphere. This process relieves internal stresses and ensures the metal acquires the desired softness and flexibility.
- Drawing: For wire production, the steel is drawn through a series of progressively smaller dies or rollers to achieve the desired diameter, in this case, 0.2mm (32AWG). This drawing process aligns the metal’s grain structure, enhancing its strength and flexibility.
- Surface Finish: Depending on the desired final product, the wire may undergo additional processes to achieve a specific surface finish, such as bright, matte, or brushed.
- Final Inspection and Packaging: Before the stainless 304 grade steel wire is packaged and shipped, it undergoes rigorous quality checks to ensure it meets the specified standards and is free from defects.
Can Stainless 304 Grade Steel Wire Be Braided Or Twisted For Strength?
Absolutely! Stainless 304 grade steel wire is often braided or twisted to enhance its strength and rigidity. Braiding or twisting wires together increases the overall tensile strength, making the assembly more resistant to breakage under tension. Additionally, braided or twisted configurations offer better resistance to abrasion and wear. In many applications, such as in cables, ropes, or safety equipment, this augmented strength is essential. The natural corrosion resistance of the stainless 304 grade ensures that even when braided or twisted, the wire maintains its resilience against environmental factors. Furthermore, the intertwined structure provides flexibility, making it suitable for applications that require both strength and adaptability.
The Crazy Wire Company is a leading UK based supplier of nichrome, FeCrAl, and stainless steel wires. We specialise in rapid delivery to any location around the country. Our factory is located in Warrington, which is the historic home of the UK’s wire industry.
Check out our blog ‘What You Need To Know About: Stainless Steel Wires’ for more information on resistance wire in general. Our goal for our blogs and help guides is to answer as many questions as possible to help to explain the possibilities of mesh to our customers.
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