Duplex stainless steel fabrication takes advantage of the numerous beneficial properties inherent with the two-phase microstructure of the material. Badger Sheet Metal Works offers superior fabrication services in its custom-designed clean environment, ensuring customers receive premium products for their investment.
The increased yield strength compared to some other grades of stainless steel is the primary advantage to using duplex stainless steel fabrication. Duplex stainless steel is about twice as strong as austenitic or ferritic stainless steels, which are considered “regular” grades of stainless steel. This creates opportunities to reduce project weight and total project cost.
Few fabrication shops have access to the level of dedicated clean environment that exists at Badger Sheet Metal Works. We designed our clean environment so it meets the stringent 3-A Sanitary Standards required by the food, dairy and pharmaceutical industries.
Duplex stainless steel fabrication projects have additional toughness
Duplex stainless steel fabrication brings the best characteristics of both “regular” grades of stainless steel into one product.
The austenitic component of duplex stainless steel provides additional toughness and ductility compared to ferritic grades of stainless steel, but not quite as good as austenitic alone. However, the ferritic component delivers excellent stress corrosion cracking resistance compared to standard austenitic grades.
Badger Sheet Metal Works understands the advantages of the various grades of stainless steel. We can help you determine if duplex stainless steel fabrication is the right strategy for your project. Welding galvanized steel is another specialty service we offer that sets us apart from many metal fabrication shops and makes us a one-stop source for our customers.
About Badger Sheet Metal Works
Badger Sheet Metal Works is a custom and OEM metal fabrication partner for a wide range of industries including food and dairy, mining, petroleum, material handling, medical and pharmaceutical. The company employs approximately 100 people in a custom-designed plant in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The facility includes a 70 by 320-foot main assembly bay with four crane rails featuring a total lifting capacity of 30 tons and a 22-foot under-hook height.
For more information about Badger Sheet Metal Works’ duplex stainless steel fabrication capabilities, call Kenny Coe, director of sales, at (920) 435-8881, or visit https://www.bsmw.com/.
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