Flat Washer Standard - Stainless Steel

Flat Washer Standard - Stainless Steel
Flat Washer Standard - Stainless Steel
Flat round washers are used with bolts and nuts to provide a larger bearing surface distributing the joint load over a broader area. Flat washers are very commonly used and are available in many diameters, thicknesses and materials.

Stainless steel is a well-known steel alloy that is prized for its ability to resist corrosion and rust.  It is widely used in many industries and products – think cutlery, food processing and preparation equipment, medical instruments, marine products, refrigerators, freezers, and washing machines.  Stainless steel is also widely used to make the fasteners that hold these products together.
 
Stainless steels are a family of ferrous, or iron alloys composed of steel (iron and carbon) with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content that gives it the corrosion resistant properties it is known for.  Generally speaking, the more chromium, the better the corrosion resistance. Chromium creates a passive surface film that is self-healing and resistant to oxidation, corrosion, and/or rust.


 
 


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