Stainless Steel Fabrication

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J & J Burning and Fabricating manufactures plate and structural stainless steel fabrications, offering Blanchard grinding and full machining for a complete part. Our advanced plasma cutting equipment has the capability to burn through 3" stainless steel allowing us to produce heavy plate stainless steel fabrications to 120,000#.

We use the highest quality stainless steel welding wire and Meta-Lax vibratory stress relief equipment. Meta-Lax is a registered trademark of Bonal Technologies, Inc. It is the most consistent vibratory stress relief available for metal structures, reducing residual stress in the material and maintaining dimensional stability without altering the metallurgical properties of the metal. To ensure superior weld quality and integrity when building stainless steel fabrications, we use Pulse Puddle Arc Welding (PPAW). The benefits of PPAW include the minimization of weld cracking and weld distortion, deeper weld penetration, and more fluid welds.

Stainless steel has a number of characteristics that make it highly useful in a range of applications:

  • Durability
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Tensile strength
  • Hygienically friendly

Stainless steel fabricated products are used in a range of industries, including petrochemical, power generation, pharmaceutical and food processing. It is more expensive than carbon steel, but the reduced maintenance needs and longer life expectancy can make it a more affordable choice in the long run.

Stainless steel pricing is based on the global supply and demand for nickel and therefore can fluctuate greatly. While stainless is primarily made of chromium, nickel is less abundant and far more volatile. Generally speaking, history has shown the pricing of stainless closely follows the cost of nickel. This is due in part to the fact that while nickel may make up a small percentage of stainless in mass (8% in 304), it contributes upwards of 60% of the cost. We have strong relationships with our stainless steel suppliers and are regularly updated on the market conditions so we are able to properly time our purchases and keep costs low for our customers.

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