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Re: Q: What are we using these days for structural design of stainless steel?

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The machine is a press brake. My brother's plant has about five of them ranging from a couple of 100 tons capacity to 2000 tons capacity. He can tell you almost eveything about forming steel within the capacity of his machines. His e-mail address is "wayneh(--nospam--at)"

On 2013/08/13 11:09 AM, Polhemus, William wrote:
Yeah, I'm familiar with it...even have my very own copy. :-)

I actually ended up specifying 1/4" plate, press-breaked (broken?). Used
the ASCE standard to check to make sure stresses were manageable.

The fabricator told me that it's like pulling hen's teeth to come up with
hot-rolled SS sections, at least in the USA. It's actually easier for him
to just fab everything from plate.

He feels like he can press-break anything up to and including 1/2". I'm
skeptical, but I felt comfortable with the 1/4" material.

FWIW, I searched the ASCE 8 standard and couldn't find anything regarding
an upper limit for thickness.

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