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Sherwood Steel Discusses Strengths and Weaknesses of Stainless Steel

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Updated 7:00 AM CDT, Fri, July 06,2018

Bensalem, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/06/2018 -- In their latest blog post, Sherwood Steel guides their audience, such as those looking to buy sheet metal supplies in Philadelphia, through some of the strengths and weaknesses of stainless steel.

Starting off with listing its advantages, the alloyed nature of stainless steel gives many different useful properties. Most famously, stainless steel is strongly resistant to developing rust, and can often continue to look as good as new for a number of years. This property makes stainless steel great for kitchen appliances such as eating utensils and baking pans, as they can be used for long periods without rust setting in.

Stainless steel possesses a high pressure point as well, making it an ideal metal for creating storage containers. Its high melting point also makes it vital in certain areas of construction.

The metal's toughness and resistance to oxidation also make it invaluable as a material for surgical instruments such as knives and scalpels, which need to be impeccably clean and free of nicks and dents when in use.

However, stainless steel also comes with its downsides. Its high melting point makes it less than ideal for welders, often restricting its usefulness in building. It is also difficult to manufacture; this contributes to stainless steel's higher costs, the main driver behind its frequent absence in the automotive industry and other industries.

Further, despite being otherwise easy to clean, grime and dirt are easily visible on the surface of stainless steel, and even small fingerprints are liable to show very clearly.

Those with questions, as well as those seeking sheet metal for sale in Camden County, are advised to contact Sherwood Steel by calling them at 215-309-8309, or by visiting their site at

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Since 1997, Sherwood Steel has been equipping customers with custom-cut sheet metal and coils, fulfilling any metal needs. They are committed to supplying quality products at competitive prices to the Greater Philadelphia area, along with New Jersey and Delaware. Sherwood Steel provides services like leveling, shearing, and bending with a superior customer-focused business model.

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