304 Stainless Steel Wire
The Crazy Wire Company are long established as Europe’s preferred suppliers of top quality 304 stainless steel wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our marine grade woven mesh products.
The 0.46mm (25AWG) grade 304 stainless steel wire offers users a high-quality and reliable solution for a range of applications. Crafted from 304 stainless steel, this wire boasts impressive durability and resistance to corrosion, making it ideal for both indoor and outdoor usage. Its 0.46mm thickness ensures that it can handle substantial weight and tension without compromising its integrity. Being of the 25AWG specification, it’s particularly suitable for electrical projects, where precision and reliability are paramount. Beyond its technical merits, the benefits of using 304 stainless steel wire extend to its longevity and low maintenance needs. Whether you’re looking for a wire for crafting, DIY projects, or more professional settings like construction or electronics, this grade 304 stainless steel wire provides both the versatility and performance that users seek. With its blend of strength, resistance, and consistency, it stands out as a top choice for those in need of a trustworthy wire solution.
Jewelry making, crafting, wire forming, and other industries that benefit from the use of industrial grade stainless components can all be accomplished with this wire. The 304 stainless steel wire is a perfect choice if you’re looking for a corrosion-resistant wire that’s precision-minded. As a result of its versatility, it can be used effectively in a range of tasks and environments.
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 -0.46mm (460 Micron – 25 AWG)
- Ohms/ft – 4.29
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
What Is 304 Stainless Steel Wire?
304 stainless steel wire is a type of wire made from one of the most commonly used stainless steel alloys. This particular alloy consists primarily of iron, with chromium (between 18-20%) and nickel (8-10.5%) as its main alloying elements. The combination of these materials gives the 304 stainless steel its distinct properties. Renowned for its excellent resistance to corrosion, rust, and oxidation, even at high temperatures, this wire maintains its strength and integrity in various environments. It’s often used in applications where both the properties of steel and resistance to staining or tarnishing are required. Besides its durability, 304 stainless steel wire is also recognised for its formability and ease of welding, making it a preferred choice for a wide range of industries, including the construction, automotive, and electronics sectors.
Is 304 Stainless Steel Rust Proof?
Although highly corrosion-resistant, 304 stainless steel does not completely resist rust. This steel contains iron, chromium, and nickel, among other elements, and its high chromium content (usually 18-20%) contributes to its resistance to corrosion and oxidation. Chromium forms a passive oxide layer on steel’s surface when exposed to oxygen, which prevents rusting. However, this passive layer can be broken down under certain conditions, especially in highly saline or acidic environments, or when steel is exposed to prolonged moisture, resulting in rust. A regular cleaning and maintenance program, as well as avoiding prolonged exposure to harmful conditions, can extend the 304 stainless steel’s rust-resistant properties.
Which Of 304 & 316 Stainless Steel Wire Is Stronger?
Both 304 and 316 stainless steel wires are renowned for their strength and durability, but they differ primarily in their chemical composition and the environments they perform best in.
The primary difference between the two is the addition of molybdenum in 316 stainless steel. This addition enhances the steel’s resistance to chlorides, making it especially useful in saline environments or those with exposure to chlorinated chemicals.
When it comes to pure tensile strength, both 304 and 316 stainless steels are comparable, with only marginal differences based on the exact composition and processing method. However, the edge in corrosion resistance offered by 316 can lead to longer-lasting strength in specific corrosive environments.
If you’re seeking raw strength without considering the environmental conditions, the two are nearly identical. But if the material is going to be exposed to aggressive environments, especially those with high salt or chlorine content, 316 stainless steel may maintain its strength better over time due to its enhanced corrosion resistance.
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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