Stainless steel is known for its resistance to corrosion. Furthermore, its mechanical properties make it particularly suitable for moulding and structural applications.
Stainless steel, since its discovery at the end of the nineteenth century, is sub-divided into numerous categories based on its end use, chemical composition and metallurgy properties (i.e. ability to mould).
Even if there are more than 300 types of stainless steel currently in production, there are 3 main ranges in which the various grades are grouped, based on their micro-structure: