304 stainless steel plate is one of the common forms of stainless steel. The plates are made in sheets at production and they need to be cut to sizes for various applications. Different applications used different sizes of plates. Smaller spaced applications need smaller pieces whereas application like storage tanks would require larger sheets to maintain strength. The larger sheets also reduce the amount of welding, joints and connections and therefore make the tanks leak proof and strong. For these reasons, the 304 stainless steel plate is cut to size to suit the application requirements. The measurements are in foot and the sizes are mentioned and priced in square foot.
The 304 material is an austenitic stainless steel and it is highly electric conductive. Since it is magnetic and thermally conductive, the applications range variously. In conditions where larger panels of strong material are needed, like in the architectural models, these plates are preferred. Also these are used in most kitchenware because of their low cost and high availability. The plates are also used to produce other smaller accessories. The 304 stainless steel sheet could be found in transportation industry as well. In platforms where the wear and tear is high, stronger material plating is required. These plates meet the requirements and are best fits for such needs. These are also used in chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries as well. The stainless steel plate price therefore differs with the cut to size, the industry and the grade of steel.