Is It The End of Stainless Steel?

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Whirlpool turned a few heads last week when they announced their new White Ice finish for their deluxe kitchen appliance collection. The white, mirrored-glass, silver-accented design is notable because for the first time in at least a decade, the exterior of a major-brand, top-end appliance line isn’t strictly stainless steel.

There have been other hints that the industry is shifting away from a solely stainless design plan, like these colorful ranges. To be fair, they’ve mostly come from less-familiar European brands and niche manufacturers. (Though Whirlpool’s own Amana line did introduce a floral refrigerator finish back in 2009. We’re still waiting for it to revolutionize interior design tastes.

But even with new finishes available, is stainless still king? It isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Almost all of the ovens that we’ve reviewed on are predominantly stainless. Almost all of the upcoming major-brand premium kitchen lines will still be stainless. Stainless is cheap to make, relatively easy to clean, and has become the standard for kitchen design—sensibilities don’t change overnight.

White Ice and other colorful finishes do seem to represent a shift in the way that we think about interior design: We’re doing it to please ourselves and create comfortable living spaces right now, rather than designing to boost resale value. Younger homeowners in particular seem to prefer the extra choices.

So what do you think? How long will stainless maintain its reign? Is color a passing fad? Does anybody really want an iOven to match their iPad? Aren’t they just tools for cooking and cleaning anyway? What colors will our robot maids come in?


Architects wrap buildings with Stainless Steel

With the pollen-rich landscapes of spring we discussed in our last post behind us and the sweltering days of summer beating down on our heads, the draw of cool shoreline breezes is tempting. What the casual beachgoer may not know, however, is that these waterfront locales often present challenging conditions that require special material applications to stand up to Mother Nature and ensure the longevity of coastal designs. Stainless steel plays a starring role in this success.

A popular medium in many design fields, stainless steel’s sleek finish and sharp lines appeal to both modern and contemporary sensibilities. Architects wrap buildings with it, industrial designers cloak gadgets in it, jewelry designers fashion accessories from it, and interior designers select it for kitchen sinks. Its corrosion-resistant properties also make it the best option for exterior applications in waterfront environments, compared to other metals (steel, galvanized steel, CORTEN steel, aluminum, iron, and bronze),— especially for brackish and saline waterways such as those of New York City’s coastal areas.

For our Hudson River Park Tribeca Section project, we designed a stainless steel railing at the pier’s edge, contributing to the installation’s longevity while enhancing the finish and aesthetic of this safety feature. Other cost-effective metals, like powder-coated or galvanized steel, were used for the park’s interior spaces. When designing with stainless steel, it is important that all attached metals, including connectors, fasteners, and anchors, are of the same material. Dissimilar metals in contact with stainless steel will accelerate corrosion and reduce the strength and lifespan of the product. This reaction is known as galvanic corrosion—a topic we’ll cover in a future post.

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Stainless steel is available in a multitude of grades, each classified based on the percentages of the various alloy components present in the product. Altering the alloy content affects the metal’s characteristics, including its strength, corrosion resistance, brittleness, magnetism, etc. For example, Type 304 is the most widely used grade of the metal in landscape applications, whereas Type 420 is utilized for cutlery. Type 316 stainless steel, which has greater nickel content than Type 304, offers enhanced corrosion resistance in saline environments and is therefore typically specified for marine and waterfront landscape installations. Type 316 is slightly more expensive compared to Type 304, due to its alloy content, but its durability makes it a valuable investment. Type 316 stainless steel was used at our Hunts Point Landing project in the Bronx due to its proximity to Long Island Sound—a brackish waterway—whereas Type 304 was used at noteworthy non-marine projects including St. Louis’s Gateway Arch and New York City’s Unisphere.

Beyond the corrosion resistance and notable strength of stainless steel, the breadth of available finishes and forms is another appealing aspect of this metal for designers. It is available in multiple finishes ranging from the highly polished look often used for interior applications or jewelry, to brushed finishes that more easily camouflage fingerprints and light debris, to a bead blast—almost matte—finish. Bead blast finish works well in exterior applications, as it retains far less heat than polished surfaces—no one wants to sit on a scalding hot bench as they catch a summer breeze off the water! At our Fulton Landing Pier, a number of forms and finishes were integrated into the project’s decorative railing, including polished or blasted stainless steel pipes, plates, cables and anchors, which enhanced its aesthetic appeal.

Thanks to improved technology, stainless steel plate can be cut to almost any shape, freeing the designer from right angles, straight edges, or measured radii. Designers can provide their design drawings to fabricators who can then perfectly transform their 2D schematics into 3D forms via laser and water jet cutters. Our West Thames Park in Battery Park City incorporates stainless steel mesh and rods into a colorfully painted steel shade structure that provides dappled shade for now—until its twining vines are able to provide a dense canopy, woven throughout the overhead structure.

Appropriate material selection is integral to the success and longevity of built environments. Also crucial to the success of a landscape, yet seldom discussed, is soil. Hidden out of sight below plants, mulch, and pavement, this vital material will be addressed in our next post.



Terrie Brightman, RLA, ASLA is a practicing landscape architect at Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects in New York City with nine years of professional experience. Since receiving her BLA from the Pennsylvania State University, she has worked on riverfronts in Pittsburgh, private residences in California and Florida, a sustainable community in Turkey, and multiple public parks, plaza and waterfronts throughout New York City. 

Robot Stainless Steel Pertama di Dunia

stainless steel robot
Kawasaki Heavy Industries telah mengembangkan robot pertama di dunia semua terbuat dari bahan beyond stainless steel dengan tujuh derajat kebebasan.

Robot stainless steel ini  akan digunakan dalam penelitian obat dan bidang farmasi untuk mengotomatisasi percobaan yang menggunakan bahan kimia berbahaya.

Karena terbuat dari beyond stainless steel, dapat disterilisasi menggunakan gas Hidrogen Peroksida, untuk bekerja di lingkungan steril.

Kawasaki berencana untuk meluncurkan robot ini pada bulan Januari tahun depan.


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Harga kanopi minimalis termurah

Kanopi tidak hanya berfungsi untuk melindungi bagian rumah kita dari panas dan hujan saja, tetapi juga sangat berperan dalam menambah estetika rumah kita.
Dalam memilih kanopi ada beberapa hal yang harus diperhatikan agar rumah terlihat lebih indah dan cantik, yaitu :

Model Kanopi. Agar rumah terlihat lebih cantik, sesuaikanlah model kanopi yang anda pesan dengan model rumah anda. Kanopi minimalis sangat cocok untuk rumah minimalis, sedangkan kanopi klasik/tempa sangat cocok untuk rumah berukuran besar dan megah.
Fungsi Kanopi. Kanopi untuk carport sangat cocok bila menggunakan polycarbonate yang berwarna gelap agar cahaya matahari tidak terlalu banyak yang masuk, sehingga tidak merusak warna cat mobil.
Material Kanopi. Anda bisa memilih rangka kanopi yang akan dipakai, apakah menggunakan besi hollo, besi pipa atau baja ringan yang tahan karat.
Harga Kanopi. Harga kanopi juga menjadi salah satu pertimbangan yang sangat penting yang harus diperhatikan karena menyangkut dengan ketersediaan anggaran. Pilihlah bengkel las yang menawarkan kanopi dengan harga yang murah tetapi tetap mengutamakan kualitas produk dan memberikan garansi produk. Dengan demikian konsumen tidak akan tertipu dengan penawaran harga yang murah.


Kami menawarkan harga kanopi minimalis dengan model yang paling sederhana dengan harga yang termurah.
Rangka menggunakan besi hollow 4×6 dikombinasi dengan besi hollo 4×4, sedangkan untuk tiangnya menggunakan besi hollo 4×6, model rangka single, atap menggunakan polycarbonate, cat warna hitam.

Harga kanopi yang kami tawarkan dibawah ini menggunakan model rangka yang sama tetapi menggunakan merk polycarbonat yang berbeda-beda. Harganya adalah sebagai berikut :

– Polycarbonat merk Solite harganya Rp 300.000/m².
– Polycarbonat merk X-Lite harganya Rp 325.000/m².
– Polycarbonat merk Solarlite harganya Rp 350.000/m².
– Polycarbonat merk Elite (garansi 10 thn) harganya Rp 350.000/m².

King Cross Steel

Product: King Cross
Kategori: Structural Steel
Standard: JIS, SNI

Size range : K 150 x 75 to K 800 x 300
Web Thickness Range : 5mm to 14mm
Flange Thickness Range : 7mm to 26mm
Length Standard : 12M

Note: non standard sizes are also available upon request and subject to minimum quantity.

Tabel Ukuran dan Berat Steel King Cross

Sectional Depth Width Web Flange Corner Sectional Area Unit Weight
H x B H B t1 t2 r
mm mm mm mm mm mm mm2 kg/m
150 x 75 150 75 5 7 8 35.7 28
198 x 99 198 99 4.5 7 11 46.36 36.4
200 x 100 200 100 5.5 8 11 54.32 42.6
248 x 124 248 124 5 8 12 65.36 51.4
250 x 125 250 125 6 9 12 75.32 59.2
298 x 149 298 149 5.5 8 13 81.6 64
300 x 150 300 150 6.5 9 13 93.56 73.4
346 x 174 346 174 6 9 14 105.36 82.8
350 x 175 350 175 7 11 14 126.28 99.2
396 x 199 396 199 7 11 16 144.32 113.2
400 x 200 400 200 8 13 16 168.24 132
450 x 200 450 200 9 14 18 193.52 152
500 x 200 500 200 10 16 20 228.4 179.2
588 x 300 588 300 12 20 28 385 302
600 x 200 600 200 11 17 22 268.8 212
700 x 300 700 300 13 24 28 471 369.7
800 x 300 800 300 14 26 28 534 419.8

– H = H/2 = Height of T-Beam
– Material specification refer to Wide Flange (IWF)
– Tolerance H= ±2mm
– Welded specification as per AWS E-6013
– Non standard sizes are available upon request and subject to minimum quantity

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Harga Hollow Steel SPHC

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Product Panjang Berat(kg)
Hollow 20x20x1.2mm 1000mm 0.73
Hollow 20x20x1.5mm 1000mm 0.90
Hollow 20x20x2.0mm 1000mm 1.18
Hollow 25x25x1.2mm 1000mm 0.92
Hollow 25x25x1.5mm 1000mm 1.14
Hollow 25x25x2.0mm 1000mm 1.49
Hollow 25x25x3.0mm 1000mm 2.17
Hollow 30x30x1.2mm 1000mm 1.11
Hollow 30x30x1.5mm 1000mm 1.38
Hollow 30x30x2.0mm 1000mm 1.81
Hollow 30x30x3.0mm 1000mm 2.65
Hollow 32x32x1.2mm 1000mm 1.19
Hollow 32x32x1.5mm 1000mm 1.48
Hollow 32x32x2.0mm 1000mm 1.94
Hollow 32x32x3.0mm 1000mm 2.84
Hollow 35x35x1.2mm 1000mm 1.30
Hollow 35x35x1.5mm 1000mm 1.62
Hollow 35x35x2.0mm 1000mm 2.13
Hollow 35x35x3.0mm 1000mm 3.12
Hollow 38x38x1.2mm 1000mm 1.42
Hollow 38x38x1.5mm 1000mm 1.76
Hollow 38x38x2.0mm 1000mm 2.32
Hollow 38x38x3.0mm 1000mm 3.41
Hollow 40x40x1.2mm 1000mm 1.49
Hollow 40x40x1.5mm 1000mm 1.86
Hollow 40x40x2.0mm 1000mm 2.45
Hollow 40x40x3.0mm 1000mm 3.60
Hollow 40x40x4.0mm 1000mm 4.70
Hollow 45x45x1.5mm 1000mm 2.09
Hollow 45x45x2.0mm 1000mm 2.77
Hollow 45x45x3.0mm 1000mm 4.08
Hollow 45x45x4.0mm 1000mm 5.34
Hollow 50x50x1.5mm 1000mm 2.35
Hollow 50x50x2.0mm 1000mm 3.09
Hollow 50x50x3.0mm 1000mm 4.56
Hollow 50x50x4.0mm 1000mm 5.97
Hollow 50x50x5.0mm 1000mm 7.34
Hollow 50x50x6.0mm 1000mm 9.44
Hollow 60x60x1.5mm 1000mm 2.81
Hollow 60x60x2.0mm 1000mm 3.73
Hollow 60x60x3.0mm 1000mm 5.52
Hollow 60x60x4.0mm 1000mm 7.25
Hollow 60x60x5.0mm 1000mm 8.94
Hollow 60x60x6.0mm 1000mm 10.58



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Stainless Steel 310

Product : AISI 310
Kategori: Stainless Steel
Grades : Chromium-Nickel steel
Standard: Austenitic

AISI 310 is an Austenitic Standard grade Stainless Steel. It is commonly called AISI Type 310 Chromium-Nickel steel.

Stainless Steel 310 Technical Data

Chemical Composition: (%)

C Mn Si Cr Ni P S
0.25 2.00 1.50 24.0-26.0 19.0-22.0 0.045 0.03

France: AFNOR Z 12 CNS 25.20
Germany: DIN 1.4841
Italy: UNI X 16 CrNiSi 25 20 , UNI X 22 CrNi 25 20
Japan: JIS SUS 310
United Kingdom: B.S. 310 S 24
United States: AMS 5694 , AMS 5695 , ASME SA182 , ASME SA213 , ASME SA249 , ASME SA312 , ASME SA358 , ASME SA403 , ASME SA409 , ASTM A167 , ASTM A182 , ASTM A213 , ASTM A249 , ASTM A276 , ASTM A312 , ASTM A314 , ASTM A358 , ASTM A403 , ASTM A409 , ASTM A473 , ASTM A511 , ASTM A580 , ASTM A632 , FED QQ-S-763 , FED QQ-S-766 , FED QQ-W-423 , FED STD-66 , MIL SPEC MIL-S-862 , SAE 30310 , SAE J405 (30310) , UNS S31000

Mechanical Properties
Density (×1000 kg/m3) 8
Poisson’s Ratio 0.27-0.30
Elastic Modulus (GPa) 200
Tensile Strength (Mpa) 515
Yield Strength (Mpa) 205
Elongation (%) 40
Reduction in Area (%) 50
Hardness (HRB) 95 (max)

Physical Properties
Thermal Expansion (10-6/ºC) 15.9
Thermal Conductivity (W/m-K) 14.2
Specific Heat (J/kg-K) 500
Electric Resistivity (10-9W-m) 780


  • Sinks and splashbacks
  • Saucepans
  • Cutlery and flatware
  • Architectural panelling
  • Sanitaryware and troughs
  • Tubing
  • Brewery, dairy, food and pharmaceutical production equipment

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