304 Stainless Steel Strip

1/4 Hard

Temper: 304 1/4 Hard
Tensile Strength: 700 MPa min.
Yield Strength: 450 Mpa min.
Hardness Vickers: 220-250 HV
Elongation%: 20% min.

1/2 Hard

Temper: 304 1/2 Hard
Tensile Strength: 850 MPa min.
Yield Strength: 700 Mpa min.
Hardness Vickers: 250-310 HV
Elongation%: 8% min.

3/4 Hard

Temper: 304 3/4 Hard
Tensile Strength: 930 MPa min.
Yield Strength: 830 Mpa min.
Hardness Vickers: 310-370 HV
Elongation%: 4% min.

Full Hard

Temper: 304 Full Hard
Tensile Strength: 1130 MPa min.
Yield Strength: 880 Mpa min.
Hardness Vickers: 370 HV min.
Elongation%: 1% min.

Type 304 Data Sheet As PDF File For Download

The data sheet contains information on the chemical composition, mechanical material properties such as tensile strength and yield strength.

304 Stainless Steel Strip

DIN-EN 1.4301, UNS S30400, ANN ( AMS 5513), 1/4H (AMS 5910), 1/2H (AMS 5911), 3/4H (AMS 5912), FH (AMS 5513)

304 stainless steel contains a high nickel content and is one of the most versatile and widely used austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steels. Sometimes it is also referred to as 18/8, due to its composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel. There are also nickel, manganese, silicon, nitrogen, carbon, phosphorus, and sulfur in the alloy. Aside from excellent drawing properties, this material is also highly corrosion-resistant and very formable.

304 Stainless Steel Strip Applications

  • Flexible Hoses
  • Clamps & Clips
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Electronics
  • Fasteners
  • Air Bag Sensors
  • Needles

Cold Working Of 304 Stainless Steel Strip

It is readily possible to work harden 304 stainless steel strip. Through cold working, a high level of strength and hardness can be achieved. The type 304 stainless steels are very ductile when they have been annealed, and they can easily be cold worked by roll forming, deep drawing, and bending, as well as other common fabrication methods. As work hardening occurs rapidly in this material, annealing in the process may prove necessary to restore ductility and to reduce hardness.

Corrosion Resistance

Among stainless steels, type 304 is widely regarded as the most common austenitic stainless steel. The alloy contains approximately 18 to 20 percent chromium and between 8 and 10.5 percent nickel by weight. As 304 stainless steel is a material that contains a high amount of chromium and nickel, it is excellent when it comes to resistance to corrosion in a wide variety of environments and when being in contact with different types of hazardous substances

Heat Treatment

A rapid cooling procedure is conducted after annealing at 1065 – 1120°C to prevent chromium carbides from precipitating. Type 304 stainless steel cannot be hardened by heat treatment in any way. This material can only be hardened by cold working.

Formability Of 304 Stainless Steel Strip

In terms of forming and drawing, types 304 stainless steel are very easy to work with. In severe forming applications involving multi-draw operations or complex shapes, Type 304 with higher nickel content is well suited. The reason for this is that it has a lower hardening rate and a lower strength.

Available Sizes & Forms

  • Thickness Range: 0.03-2 mm (.001″-.079″)
  • Slitting Width: 2-300 mm (.08″-12″)
  • Materials can be delivered in forms of strip coils and cut-to-length.
  • Gauge Tolerance

  • Thickness Tolerance: +/- 0.005 mm
  • Width Tolerance : +/- 0.05 mm
  • Straightness

    Maximum deviation is 1.25 mm per 1000 mm.

    Surface Finish

    • 2H -work hardened and temper rolled for higher tensile strength
    • 2R/BA -cold rolled, bright annealed and skin passed. Smooth, bright surface.

    Surface Roughness

    Surface roughness values for type 304 stainless steel in Full Hard tempered is between Ra 0.20-0.40 µm.


    Our type 304 stainless steel strip is covered by the following specifications:

    ASTM A 666
    ASTM A 240

    Edging Treatment

  • Mill Edge – untreated edge, generally with a somewhat uneven contour.
  • Slit Edge – edge with the shearing burr not removed.
  • Deburred Edge – slit edge from which the burr has been removed.
  • Round Edge – edge completely rounded.
  • What Is 304 Stainless Steel Strip Used For?

    As one of the most widely used austenitic stainless steels around the world, 304 stainless steel is known for having a high content of chromium, nickel, and low carbon, making it one of the most widely used stainless steels.


    Flexible Metal Hose

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    Over the years, we have worked with the world’s fourth biggest steel producer Posco as strategic partnership, includes cooperation in raw materials procurement, means we have access to a reliable supply of high quality mother coils that are used in our manufacturing process.

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    Chemical Composition

    304 Stainless Steel Strip

    The following table summarizes the chemical composition of type 304 stainless steel strip


    • Carbon 0.07 max.
    • Manganese 2.00 max.
    • Phosphorus 0.04 max.
    • Sulfur 0.03 max.


    • Silicon 0.75 max.
    • Chromium 18.00 - 20.00
    • Nickel 8.00 - 11.00
    • Nitrogen 0.10 max.

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    Our ability to develop customized material solutions comes from working closely with our customers so we can better understand their needs.

    "While we tried several stainless spring steel suppliers throughout China, only Shimfer's 301 SH material met our requirements in terms of strength, hardness, and mechanical properties."
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    Production Technicians
    "We're a metal stamping company that's worked with Shimfer for over 5 years. They consistently deliver a superior product to us. They're always on time and on budget."
    Scott Johnson
    Project Engineer
    "We test and measure our materials before they are sent out. The strip Shimfer has delivered is manufactured the same way every time, and superior quality and precision are maintained."
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    QC at Distribution Center
    "We are using Shimfer's high-strength stainless steel strip materials as a tool to help us achieve our goals after Shimfer presented their products to our company."
    Neil Fisher
    R&D Engineer at Connector Inc

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    If you’d like to discuss how we can help with your next project, or for more information about our specific capabilities, please reach out to our team, we love a challenge, and we’d be delighted to hear about yours.

    Absolutely. We offer all of our customers FREE sample for testing before the bulk order.

    We have extensive inventory of materials specification, usually our MOQ could be as less as 30 kg. For customized sizes, the trial order MOQ is 500 kg each dimension.

    The production process usually takes 20-25 days from the time an order is placed to the time it is completed. For order quantity less than 500 kg, we can deliver it within two weeks.

    Tipically, we have coil ID of 300 mm, 400 mm and 500 mm for customers' choice.

    At Shimfer, we only manfacture and distribute Austenitic stainless grade in 300 series and type 201 in high tensile strength.

    We provide the following limited warranty: Customers are required to run 10% of a skid coil prior to submitting a claim, all claims must be submitted in writing with a supporting sample and photo of the defect. We will not honor claims more than 90 days after receipt of materials.