Tru-Weld offers all of our high-quality weld studs in Type 302, 304L, 316L, and 430 Stainless Steel in any length above the standard minimum. This includes:
- Concrete anchors
- Shear connectors
- PSR studs
- Fully threaded studs
- Partially threaded studs
- No thread studs
- Collar studs
- Internal threaded studs
- Reduced base studs
- Knock-off studs
Each type of stainless steel offers different material characteristics and its own benefits.
Type 302 stainless steel is a general purpose material with greater corrosion resistance to that of mild steel. Type 302 stainless steel produces very good, strong welds.
High strength, excellent corrosion resistance and minimized carbon content make Types 304L stainless steel useful for applications where welding is required. For severely corrosive environments, Type 304L is preferred because of its greater immunity to intergranular corrosion. These grades are suitable for all applications specifying Type 302.
Type 316 stainless steel is widely used in applications requiring corrosion resistance superior to Type 304, or good elevated temperature strength. Type 316L is used extensively for weldments where its immunity to carbide precipitation due to welding assures optimum corrosion resistance.
Type 430 weldable stainless steel has high corrosion resistance, as well as elevated temperature strength which makes it less likely to crack at elevated temperatures. Type 430 Stainless Steel is a magnetic material.
Regardless of the matrial you select, all of Tru-Weld’s steel studs are made in the USA and are of the highest quality.