Stainless steel is ideal for use in a broad range of industries: automotive, food processing & handling, and medical to name a few. Our stainless steel offerings are available in thicknesses ranging from 0.005 to 0.134.


We stock 301 stainless steel in quarter hard to full hard tempers. AISI 301 stainless steel is austenitic, and due to its lower chromium-nickel content, it hardens through the cold working process more quickly than other grades. It offers excellent corrosion and heat resistance. AISI 301 stainless steel is especially well-suited for applications requiring drawing, stamping, or forming.


Mead Metals carries 302/304 stainless steel, in annealed through full hard tempers. AISI 302/304 stainless steel is austenitic, and it delivers even greater corrosion and heat resistance than 301 stainless steel. The increased chromium-nickel content of 302/304 stainless steel causes it to work-harden less rapidly than other grades. Our 302/304 stainless steel is ideal for applications which employ laser and etching processes.


Based on the needs of our customers, we will slit stainless steel to size and level the material to length. We accommodate high volume and low volume orders of stainless steel sheet metal, with sizes to match your requirements.


In order to provide a minimum order quantity to suit metal product orders of all sizes, Mead Metals has developed a MOQ policy. Every metal product we provide has its own MOQ, and for stainless steel, our MOQ is 10-12#. While we can and will support orders for quantities smaller than this, the minimum lot charge will remain the same for any quantities ordered at or below a metal’s MOQ. Additional variables do apply depending on material thickness, width, and additional processing. 

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