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304 Stainless Steel Supplier

What is Stainless Steel 304?

Stainless steel 304, a T-300 series austenitic steel, is one of the most versatile and widely used alloys in the world, this is primarily due to its excellent resistance to corrosion and rust, and its affordability.

Chemical Composition

Carbon (C)


Manganese (Mn)


Phosphorus (P)


Sulphur (S)


Silicon (Si)


Chromium (Cr)

17.50 – 19.50

Nickel (Ni)

8.00 – 10.50

Nitrogen (N)


Iron (Fe)




Southern Tool is a 304 stainless steel supplier and our inventory is available in a variety of forms, including:

Our Stainless Steel 304 meets the following standards: ASTM/ASME: UNS S30400/S30403 and DIN: X5 CrNi 18 10 / X2CrNi 19 11


What is Stainless Steel 304 Used For?

304 stainless steel is used for a variety of household, industrial and architectural applications such as

  • Auto moldings and trim
  • Wheel covers
  • Storage tanks
  • Kitchen equipment/appliances
  • Saucepans
  • Electrical enclosures
  • Tubing
  • Paneling & home exterior accents

Grade 304 has excellent weldability by all standard fusion methods, both with and without filler metals.


Heat Treatment

During annealing Alloy 304 can be heated to 1850° F and then rapidly cooled. This grade of steel cannot be hardened by thermal treatment.


At Southern Tool Steel, we’re known as a distributor of high-quality steel and other metals. Our broad range of materials from steel, aluminum and brass to bronze and copper is available for distribution nationwide, with no minimum order required. We are here for you as your 304 Stainless Steel Plate & Sheet Supplier and more.

Contact our service team today for more information on our 304 SS Bar or to discuss your specific needs.