Stainless steel fasteners: The 304 series

Date Posted:

September 1, 2014

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Marsh Fasteners

Last Updated on March 13, 2023 by Marsh Fasteners

Stainless steel fasteners are hardware devices designed to mechanically join or affix multiple objects together. When it comes to heavy duty work, you should be investing in the best and there a number of benefits that come along with making use of 304 and 316 stainless steel fasteners.

Benefits of stainless steel fasteners

Stainless steel is different to normal steel in that it does not stain or corrode readily because stainless steel possesses a film of chromium oxide which prevents corrosion by blocking oxygen diffusion to the steel’s surface- this is known as a passive layer. This passive layer is able to self repair if damaged mechanically or chemically and exposed to sufficient oxygen.

304 and 316 stainless steels are largely non-magnetic. They are recyclable which means they are environmentally friendly and have an excellent life expectancy, outlasting almost all other steel alloys. Another characteristic that makes stainless steel fasteners the material of choice for almost any application is the material’s resistance to high and low temperatures.

Source top quality stainless steel fasteners

Marsh Fasteners has been an industry leader for over 20 years and is the ideal source for marine grade fasteners and hardware. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on standby to offer any help and information you may need with regards to our products and we take pride in our ability to service any type of industry.

To learn more about our extensive range of top quality fasteners, contact us.