The entire economic, social and political life of a modern country depends upon an efficient system of transport. Stainless steel plays a big role in making it possible to organise the transport of people and goods.
Stainless steels are increasingly used in the body and chassis structures of buses and coaches. It allows for the bus to be lighter and stronger at the same time.
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.
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.
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.