The visual appeal of polished stainless steel is regularly used to good effect in enhancing the outward appearance of modern road vehicles of all types. Where quality and durability are the primary considerations, stainless steel is often chosen in preference to other metallic materials and coatings.
Arguably, passenger safety is the foremost consideration when designing passenger railcars. Thankfully, serious collisions are very infrequent these days, but higher operating speeds increase the likelihood of injury when they do occur.
Although stainless steel is very rarely considered as a candidate for ships’ hulls, its uses throughout the ship and boat-building industry are many and varied, as you will see from this section.
A short description of the various grades of stainless steel commonly used in aerospace applications. It has been written primarily from a European perspective and may not fully reflect the practice in other regions.