According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for welders, cutters, solderers and brazers is projected to reach 412,300 in 2024. For just welding, there are more than 500,000 welders employed in the United States alone. More than 50 percent of products made in the United States require welding and manufacturing accounts for two out of three welding jobs.
When it comes to welding, stainless steel offers many benefits, even for weld on hinges. With its light weight, strength, versatility and sustainability, steel is one of the most popular and efficient building materials on Earth. The world produced more than 1,600 million tonnes of steel in 2016 alone. Steel is also an eco-friendly material and is the most recycled material on Earth with up to 90 percent recycled content.
In the United States, steel continues to be a popular building material, especially in the construction industry. The United States is one of the top steel-producing industries in the world and employs more than 142,000 people. In 2017, the U.S. produced up to 82 million metric tons of steel and in February 2018, the production of raw steel was up to more than 1.75 million net tons.
Benefits of using stainless steel weld on hinges include:
- Good looks: Hinges are often placed in places where they are out of the way like inside doors. However in the cases where weld on hinges are visible, stainless steel offers a good look. Stainless steel gives the appearance of high quality and the high level of shine stainless steel gives off is easy to maintain. There’s a reason it’s commonly used in kitchen and hospitals: it looks good and its durable.
- Temperature resistance: Stainless steel weld on hinges are also a good solution in applications that require temperature resistance. Whether you’re dealing with extreme heat or extreme cold, stainless steel maintains its strength and durability.
- Weight to strength: Stainless steel has a weight to strength advantage, allowing it to be used in a thinner thickness than other metals. Modern cutting techniques also allow for easy fabrication of stainless steel. Whether through welding, cutting, machining or fabricating, stainless steel can be formed as easily as other metals.
- Cost savings: Stainless steel weld on hinges may cost more up front, but because of quality and durability, money can be saved in the long run.
Whether using purge equipment or non sparking tools, non magnetic tools or beryllium copper tools during welding, stainless steel offers a good luck, plenty of strength, cost savings and durability.