Stainless steel is a material that design professionals have completely embraced for its beauty, versatility, corrosion resistance, sustainability, and strength. Engineers can also benefit from the inherent qualities of stainless steel, especially laser fused profiles. Engineers rely on the accuracy of the components they are working with. They must be as refined in the field as they are on paper. Engineers use highly precise CAD software to detail structural systems. Stainless Structurals can produce laser fused and custom profiles to make what is drawn a realization.
The Benefits of Laser Fused Stainless Steel
Laser fusion is an efficient and extremely accurate and precise method of producing steel profiles and custom shapes for structural systems, industrial applications, architectural components and more. At Stainless Structurals, components are produced using state-of-the-art laser technology. Profiles are fused together using the smallest possible weld beads with no filler material. This results in nearly invisible welds. Elegance and accuracy are achieved through the concentrated thermal energy of the laser. The end result is perfectly square corners, smooth edges, and clean lines. A full penetration weld up to almost 1” thick is possible with laser fusion and the process allows for mechanical properties like yield strength to remain the same as the parent material used for production. Laser fused sections give engineers the peace of mind that all components will fit tightly together and maintain their structural integrity.
Available Shapes and Profiles
There are a variety of standard and custom laser fused profiles for engineers to choose from. These include stainless steel angles, channels, tee bars, I beams, and hollow sections. The finished surfaces are machined to remove any external weld beads. The resulting flat surfaces allow for structural components to fit precisely and squarely with all building components. Everything is intended to be true and level. Engineers can appreciate this accuracy when working with Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS). Curtain wall systems and exposed framing look sleek with clean lines and finishes that are easy to maintain. Surface finishes can include polished, brushed, and pickled.
Engineering Depends on High Quality
Engineers require structural elements to be of the best quality. Stainless Structurals products are compliant with the AISC quality guidelines for appearance and precision. The manufacturing process utilizes the most accurate measuring tools and precise lasers for cutting. Our products also adhere to ASTM standards for structural steel and laser fused sections have their own ASTM standard A1069. Engineers can appreciate the aesthetics, clean lines, strength, durability, and corrosion resistance of our stainless steel shapes and profiles. These are ideal for structures such as entrance canopies, gates and bridges in marine environments, and contemporary urban buildings, to name a few. It is also important to note that steel is 100% recyclable, making it an attractive option for environmentally sensitive engineers and architects.
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Stainless Structurals is a global leader in the structural steel industry. Our stainless steel laser fused products are of the best quality. We use the most advanced manufacturing processes. All design professionals, including engineering professional, can appreciate the accuracy and beauty of our shapes and profiles. Product brochures, section properties, design guidelines and more can be found here on our website. Please contact us today for your next stainless steel project.