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.
A 0.415mm (26AWG) stainless steel wire with a range of versatile applications that are suitable for both professional and personal use. With its stainless 304 steel composition, the wire exhibits a remarkable resistance to corrosion, making it ideal for environments prone to rust and chemical exposure. Its main benefit is its longevity; the steel retains its strength even under constant tension or when exposed to moisture. Considering its malleability, this wire is perfect for crafting, such as making jewelry and sculptures. This wire is excellent for tie wire, binding and lashing wire, as well as for numerous construction projects. Further, its diameter makes it perfect for detailed work that requires precision. In the electrical industry, the wire is also used as a grounding wire or in the connection of secure devices. Additionally, stainless 304 grade steel’s food-safe properties make it suitable for use in kitchen or culinary setups, such as roasting and grilling.
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 -0.415mm (415 Micron – 26 AWG)
- Ohms/ft – 5.27
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 Steel Wire Be Straightened After Being Coiled?
Yes,304 grade steel wire can typically be straightened after given its ductility and malleability. By applying tension to the wire as it travels through straightening rollers or by using a manual straightening tool, the wire can be straightened. In non-industrial settings or with smaller wire sizes, a cloth or suitable tool could be used to help straighten the wire by pulling it taut. Consistent and gentle pressure is essential to avoid damaging or weakening the wire. It depends, however, on the gauge of the wire and the tools available, how precise the straightening is. It may be advisable to use pre-straightened wire or professional wire straightening services for applications requiring maximum straightness and precision. To prevent injury or damage, always prioritise safety when handling steel wire. Bending and straightening wire may induce work hardening, affecting its mechanical properties slightly. Ensure that the straightened wire meets the requirements of your specific application by testing it.
Can Stainless 304 Grade Steel Wire Be Used for Binding Concrete?
Yes, Stainless 304 grade steel wire can indeed be used for binding concrete, particularly in circumstances where corrosion resistance is crucial. The stainless 304 grade steel wire is renowned for its durability and resistance to rust, which is especially important in applications involving concrete since the moisture often present can lead to rapid degradation of non-resistant materials. The wire can be used to bind rebar and other reinforcement structures together, maintaining stability and position during the pouring and curing of concrete. Furthermore, in scenarios like marine environments or where the concrete structures may be exposed to corrosive agents, utilizing stainless 304 grade steel ensures a longevity and reliability of the binding material, thereby enhancing the lifespan and structural integrity of the concrete installation. However, it’s imperative to ensure that the wire gauge (0.415mm in this scenario) and tensile strength are appropriate for the size and weight of the rebar and concrete being used, ensuring safe and secure binding throughout the construction process.
Can Stainless 304 Grade Steel Wire Be Used in Wet Environments?
Absolutely, Stainless 304 grade steel wire is particularly known for its exemplary performance in wet or corrosive environments due to its notable corrosion resistance. The 304 grade is often utilized in various applications involving exposure to moisture, such as marine rigging, outdoor constructions, and kitchen appliances, among others. This steel grade is alloyed with chromium, which forms a passive layer of chromium oxide when exposed to oxygen, serving as a protective shield against corrosion. The resistance to rust makes it a preferred option for applications in damp conditions or where the wire may come into contact with water, acids, or other corrosive elements. However, while stainless 304 grade steel exhibits strong resistance to corrosion, it is not entirely immune, especially in high-salinity or chlorine-rich environments, such as seawater or swimming pools, where a higher-grade stainless steel, like 316, might be more suitable. Therefore, while stainless 304 grade steel wire is a reliable option in wet environments, it is crucial to consider the specific conditions and demands of each application to ensure optimal performance and longevity.
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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