Stainless Steel Baskets

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Marlin Steel specializes in the manufacture of stainless steel baskets for a variety of production processes. Marlin’s mechanical engineers know the ins and outs of working with stainless steel, and roughly 80%-90% of all the work Marlin does is in stainless steel.

Marlin keeps a stock of grade 304 and grade 316 stainless on hand, and can acquire other specialty stainless alloys to meet specific production needs. When your processes demand more than plain steel, Marlin has you covered.

Is Grade 317 Stainless Steel Worth the Cost Over 316 & 304?

Marlin Steel on February 2, 2017
With hundreds of different types of steel alloys on the market, it can be tough to find the perfect metal for your application. In many buying processes, the first consideration is ...

The Fundamentals of Nitric Acid Passivation, Pickling and Electropolishing

Marlin Steel on January 26, 2017
Passivation is an important process for helping to maximize the corrosion resistance of stainless steel alloys. There are many different variations on the process of passivation, but the basic goal is the same—to remove ...

What’s the Difference Between Grade 304 and 304L Stainless Steel?

Marlin Steel on January 6, 2017
There are hundreds of different grades of stainless steel on the market. Each of these unique formulations of stainless steel offer some degree of corrosion ...

How Thermal Expansion of Metals Impacts Material Handling Baskets

Marlin Steel on November 30, 2016
When most people think of metal, they think of a rigid, inflexible material that doesn’t change without great force being applied. What many people forget is that ...

8 Common Drawbacks of Poorly-Designed Material Handling Baskets

Marlin Steel on October 28, 2016
In a lot of our posts, we’ve talked about the benefits of using well-made custom material handling baskets that have been ...

A Comprehensive List of Food-Safe Metals for Sheet Metal & Wire Forms

Marlin Steel on October 11, 2016
According to the FDA, to be considered food-safe, a material must meet several conditions: ...

3 Things You Need to Know About Food-Grade Stainless Steel

Marlin Steel on October 6, 2016
For sanitary food handling applications, stainless steel is a popular material choice. Not only can food-grade stainless steel stand up to punishing temperatures that would melt plastic, the material’s protective oxide ...

Partitioned Ultrasonic Cleaning Baskets for Washing Multiple Parts

Marlin Steel on September 20, 2016
Usually, when washing multiple kinds of parts, a universal-style basket design is the preferred solution, as it offers ease of switching ...