Useful Information

Theoretical Metal weights

STAINLESS STEEL / CRCS   ALUMINUM
    WT/SQ.FT.     WT/SQ.FT.
10 GAUGE .135 5.68   .125 1.78
11 GAUGE .120 5.04   .100 1.42
12 GAUGE .105 4.41   .090 1.28
13 GAUGE .090 3.78   .080 1.14
14 GAUGE .075 3.10   .063 .884
16 GAUGE .060 2.50   .050 .713
18 GAUGE .048 2.00   .040 .57
20 GAUGE .036 1.50   .032 .456
22 GAUGE .029 1.20   .025 .356
24 GAUGE .024 1.03   .020 .285
26 GAUGE .018 0.76   .016 .228
28 GAUGE .015 .063   .012 .171
           
COPPER/BRASS/MUNTZ/BRONZE   SIZE SQ. FT.
  .090 3.99   36 X 96 24
  .080 3.62   36 X 120 30
  .062 2.92   36 X 144 36
  .050 2.22   48 X 96 32
32 OZ. .043 1.89   48 X 120 40
24 OZ. .032 1.5   48 X 144 48
20 OZ. .027 1.25   60 X 96 40
18 OZ. .024 1.13   60 X 120 50
16 OZ. .021 1   60 X 144 60
14 OZ. .019 0.875      
12 OZ. .016 0.75      

Stainless Steel

Alloy Types

304 is the basic chromium-nickel austenitic stainless steel and has been found suitable for a wide range of applications. It is the most readily available in a variety of product forms. This grade is easy to form and fabricate with excellent resistance to corrosion.

316 offers more corrosion-resistance through the addition of molybdenum. The grade is desirable where the possibility of severe corrosion exists, such as heavy industrial, marine and de-icing environments.

430 is a straight chromium ferritic stainless steel with lower corrosion resistance than the 300 series. It is principally employed for interior use and is magnetic.