What Is Corten Steel?
The corten steel art is very common today. But what is corten steel? The concept of Corten Steel was proposed by Japan in the 1980s. The scientific name weathering steel. It is low-alloy steel between ordinary steel and stainless steel and made of ordinary carbon steel with a certain amount of copper and nickel and Made of phosphorus, chromium, titanium, vanadium, and other corrosion-resistant elements. The chemical composition of these steel alloys is specially formulated to form an anti-rust/iron oxide layer as early as possible, thereby providing a weatherproof coating for the base steel.
About Corten Steel Features:
The reason why the corten steel art is so common is inseparable from its characteristics. It not only has the characteristics of rust resistance, corrosion resistance, life extension, thinning and consumption reduction, and labor and energy saving. At the same time, compared with ordinary steel, weathering steel has the characteristics of easy ductility, high strength, and fatigue resistance. Moreover, it is exposed to the natural environment, after the action of air, rain, etc., the surface of the steel will automatically form a corrosion-resistant rust layer. Therefore, it does not need to be painted for protection, and its life span is more than 80 years. So the corrosion resistance of corten steel can reach 2 times to 8 times that of ordinary carbon steel.
Although there is a rust layer on the surface of corten steel, its rust layer is different from ordinary rust. The rust of corten steel is uniform and dense, and it is close to the surface of the steel to protect the steel. However, the rust is mottled, loose, and porous. It will drop scum as soon as you touch it. This kind of rust not only cannot protect the steel but will draw water and oxygen to the surface of the steel. The reason why the rust layer of corten steel is so different is that in this dense rust layer, nickel atoms replace part of the iron atoms. Therefore, the rust layer has cation selectivity, thereby inhibiting the penetration of corrosive anions. So the rust layer could protect the steel.
The Corten Steel Application:
The corten steel is favored by many designers. So they created much super wonderful corten steel art. Whether it is the beauty of the rust color of the corten steel itself or the stronger protection after rust. That’s both the reason why it attracts many people. Many avant-garde artists use steel for sculpture creation. Because steel corrosion is a natural state of the material itself, it is very consistent with the principle of the authenticity of artistic expression. So over time, corten steel has become one of the materials for modern landscape modeling art design.
Corten steel is often used to make sculptures, fountains, lightbox scenery walls, flower pots, braziers, bridges, building curtain walls, signs, retaining boards, fences, etc. in our lives.
In particular, corten steel sculptures and fountains are very beautiful urban decorations with natural characteristics, which can beautify the modern urban space and bring people beautiful visual enjoyment.
Why Is Corten Steel Art Popular?
First, it has outstanding visual expression. Its color brightness and saturation are higher than those of ordinary building materials, so it is easy to stand out under the background of garden green plants.
Second, it has a strong body shaping ability. Weathering steel is easier to mold into a variety of shapes, and can maintain excellent integrity.
Third, it is environmentally friendly and has no need for post-maintenance. The color of the surface rust layer of weathering steel is very beautiful and natural. So it can be directly used as the color of the sculpture. Therefore, environmental pollution caused by painting and galvanizing is avoided.
Fourth, it also has a distinct space-defining ability. Due to the high strength and toughness of the steel plate, a very thin steel plate can be used to separate the space very clearly and accurately.
Fifth, the time language of change. Weathering steel will change over time. With time, the unique color and texture of weathering steel can reflect the unique corten steel art charm.
How to Get High-quality Corten Steel Products at the Best Price?
If you want to get the highest price and high quality at the same time, the best way is to find a factory supplier. Because it is directly connected with the supplier, there will be no middlemen in the middle to make the difference. So under the same quality, you can get the best price from the factory.
YouFine is a very professional garden art decoration production factory. We often study corten steel art, so we can make much exquisite corten steel artwork. Especially the production of sculptures, fountains, flowerpots, and other decorative objects, these are very popular of our customers. Moreover, you have many choices in YouFine. Because we have a professional sculpture design team and production team, so we can design the most fashionable styles and produce 100% restored corten steel products. YouFine has always insisted on the production of high-quality artworks, so the quality is guaranteed.
The Main Steps of Making Corten Steel Products Are as Follows:
Step 1: choose the appropriate corten steel sheet
Step 2: style and shape design
Step 3: cut the corten steel plate into the required size according to the designed size.
Step 4: the weathering steel should be welded according to the designed drawings. The welding of weathering steel uses a special welding rod, which has certain technical requirements.
Step 5: Polishing. After the welding is completed, there will be welding spots and some flaws on the surface of the weathering steel, which requires grinding and polishing.
Step 6: Use rusting agent for work rust treatment. We are very strict when we work. First, we will clean the surface to remove the oil and dust on the surface of the steel plate. The second step is to spray the rust promoter and wait for 5-10 minutes. The third step, wait for 5-10 minutes to rinse with clean water, and dry (the rust promotion is completed)
After the production is completed, we will send you pictures or videos for you to check. If you think the color of the rust layer is too light, we can continue to water the workpiece or add more rust promoters . If you want to make the rusty surface resistant to friction, we can also use some agents to make the rust layer stronger.
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Post time: Sep-02-2021