Complex products and assemblies made of stainless steel
Arnold is your partner for professional stainless steel work. The company has been making products from this material for over 50 years.
Selecting the right stainless steel based upon the product requirements (durable, low-maintenance, hygienic) is critical, as the chemical composition affects the properties of the material:
- Corrosion resistance
- Tensile strength
- Possibility to further process
- can support you with the design, especially when it comes to crevice corrosion and pickling suitability,
- analyze the cost efficiency of products,
- offer advice for the selection of materials,
- have a wide range of processing options (e.g., lasering, bending, welding),
- produce assemblies made of stainless steel at two locations in Germany and
- develop individual packaging solutions for safe delivery.
Stainless steel processing with high vertical integration and attention to detail
At two German locations, we produce components and welded assemblies with
- high technical standards, low tolerances, and
- high visual standards (e.g., design cladding for consumer goods)
Arnold can build anything from prototypes to small or large series.
We use all industry-standard sheet metal processing methods:
- Screen printing
- Laser marking
- Washing, cleaning
- Final assembly
Stainless steel assemblies with complex surfaces
Due to its properties, stainless steel does not require an additional coat, e.g., paint.The raw material itself can be worked with.
This makes stainless steel the ideal material for assemblies that require maximum cleanliness. That includes machines used for analyzers, medical devices, and the foodstuff industry.
Stainless steel is also very popular in terms of its visual appeal and high-quality design material. Arnold uses different grinding and polishing techniques and specific stainless steel types to create a wide range of unique surface qualities.
Many years of experience in the processing of ground and polished sheet metal are needed to produce a visually flawless result. Every step of fabrication leaves behind visible traces, such as welding seams, discoloration, and interruptions in the original grinding pattern of a cross section.
The final polishing and grinding step is an art that Arnold has been dedicated to for many years through the use of unique techniques and processes.
- grinding and polishing welding seams until they are virtually invisible,
- polishing extremely low roughnesses down to RA 0.004 µm
- restoration of grinding patterns (e.g., K400) after processing, and
- the gentle handling of the products in order to prevent scratches on the surface.
Are you in need of a partner for the construction of complex stainless steel products or do you need design assistance?
We are happy to help.
Steel must always be provided with a special coating (e.g., varnish) to protect it from environmental influences.
Stainless steel, on the other hand, has an extremely high degree of purity and is used when maximum corrosion protection is needed. Stainless steel does not require additional surface coating.
Furthermore, stainless steel may be more cost-effective compared with steel. Stainless steel products are also very durable and always look like new.
Would you like to find out more about stainless steel or steel constructions?
Please contact the stainless steel specialists at Arnold..
Stainless steel in accordance with DIN EN 10020) is a designation for alloyed or unalloyed steels with a unique degree of purity. While the material is highly resistant to corrosion, it is not 100% corrosion-proof.
This is why Arnold emphasizes the prevention of crevice corrosion when working with stainless steel. It is important to plan ahead before construction starts.
Arnold designers and their expertise are at your disposal even during product development.
In our workshops, spatial separation between these areas is very important.
This is very important from a technical point of view. Grinding and welding steel produces dust, and dust that settles on stainless steel can cause corrosion.
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