304 stainless steel plate is sold in square foot. So the pricing is also in square foot. The plates are made in larger sheets and then are cut into desired sizes. The most sold standard sizes are 3, 5 and 6 foot. The thickness differs according to the need and material grade. The thicknesses are in the range of 5mm to 8m in general. The 304 stainless steel plate grades also differ. There are the 304L and 304H versions of the material which have slight differences in mechanical properties. These could be used interchangeably in times. But the prices depend on these versions as well. The material is strong, magnetic and highly conductive. These plates are thermally conductive as well. They are used in paneling larger surfaces. The applications include the transport sector, domestic applications, tankers and containers and the construction industry as well.
According to the need of the applications, larger quantities are sold. The excellent weldability of the material makes it suitable for welding applications. It is an austenitic stainless steel with chromium nickel alloy components. So it is corrosion resistant to certain extent and is very strong. The stainless steel 304 plate can therefore be used with other material and can be welded to create strong connections. Depending on the material grade, thickness and size of the plates, the stainless steel sheet price ranges. This is one of the affordable and widely available stainless steel plates in the market.