SS304 Stainless Steel
The Crazy Wire Company are long established as Europe’s preferred suppliers of top quality ss304 stainless steel wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our marine grade woven mesh products.
Ss304 stainless steel wire is an excellent choice for applications that require durability and resilience. This wire is designed to be robust, with a specification of 0.58mm or 23AWG, ensuring that it can stand up to the rigors of consistent use. The stainless steel grade SS304 boasts corrosion resistance, making it ideal for applications in humid environments or when chemicals are present. Its high tensile strength makes it capable of withstanding considerable strain without breaking. It is therefore more cost-effective over the long term as a result of this property. As a result of its malleability, it can be easily shaped and configured to suit a variety of projects. The wire can be used in crafting, jewelry design, structural applications, and even in certain electrical contexts in which stainless steel’s properties are beneficial.
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 -0.58mm (580 Micron – 23 AWG)
- Ohms/ft – 2.7
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 SS304 Stainless Steel Wire Be Used For Electrical Applications?
Certainly! SS304 stainless steel wire can be utilised in certain electrical applications, but it’s important to understand its properties and limitations. While SS304 stainless steel is a good conductor of electricity, it does not conduct electricity as efficiently as materials like copper. The primary advantage of using SS304 in electrical contexts is its corrosion resistance. In environments where there’s a risk of corrosion due to moisture or chemicals, stainless steel might be chosen over other materials for longevity and consistent performance. Additionally, its strength and durability can make it suitable for structural components in electrical systems. However, for applications where high conductivity is paramount, more traditional conductors like copper are typically preferred. It’s always important to evaluate the specific requirements of an electrical project before choosing SS304 stainless steel wire as the primary conductor.
Is SS304 Stainless Steel Food Safe?
A common use of SS304 stainless steel in the food and beverage industry is to prevent contamination and corrosion of food. This grade of stainless steel is known for its resistance to corrosion and staining. In addition to being non-porous, it does not harbor bacteria, making it a hygienic choice for direct food contact. Food does not absorb metal taste or flavor from SS304 because it does not react with it, ensuring no contamination. Its attributes make SS304 stainless steel ideal for kitchen utensils, cookware, cutlery, and various food processing equipment. SS304 stainless steel must, however, be maintained and cleaned properly to ensure its longevity and to preserve its food-safe qualities.
How Do I Cut Or Shape The SS304 Stainless Steel Wire?
- Safety First: Always wear protective eyewear and gloves to protect yourself from sharp wire edges and metal fragments.
- Wire Cutters/Clippers: For thinner gauges of SS304 stainless steel wire, standard wire cutters or clippers can be effective. Ensure the cutters are sharp to make clean cuts without deforming the wire.
- Bolt Cutters: For thicker gauges or multiple wires at once, bolt cutters can provide the needed force to make a clean cut.
- Hacksaw: If you’re cutting larger diameters or need a precise cut, a hacksaw with a blade designed for cutting metal can be used. Secure the wire using a vise to ensure it doesn’t move while cutting.
- Angle Grinder: For industrial applications or for cutting large quantities, an angle grinder with a cut-off wheel suitable for stainless steel might be the best option. Ensure you use the grinder in a well-ventilated area and wear appropriate protective gear.
- Shaping the Wire:
- Bending: You can use pliers, wire bending tools, or even specialised jigs to bend the wire into desired shapes. For tight or intricate bends, consider annealing the wire slightly to make it more malleable.
- Coiling: If you’re looking to create coils, mandrels, or rod-like tools can be used. Wrap the wire around the mandrel to form a coil, applying even pressure for consistent loops.
- Hammering: To flatten or texture the wire, use a metalworking hammer and a sturdy surface or anvil. Hammer lightly and consistently for even results.
- Finishing: After cutting or shaping, there might be sharp edges or burrs. Use a file or sandpaper to smooth these out. If the wire is for decorative purposes, you can then polish it using polishing compounds and a soft cloth.
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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