Stainless Steel cables

Stainless Steel cables

Stainless steel cable is a versatile and durable material that has a wide range of applications. From construction, aerospace, to marine industries, this type of cable is known for its strength and corrosion resistance. Come with us on this short journey and let us dive into the world of cable and explore its many benefits.

The cable comes in different diameters and constructions with flexible and stiff cable varieties available. To create the different cables the strands of individual wires are laid over a central core and manufactured to make a wire rope.

Steel cable is made from high-quality Grade 316 steel that contains chromium and gives it some of its corrosion-resistant properties. This makes it ideal for outdoor use, as it can then withstand harsh environments where exposure to moisture, rusting or deterioration is a factor. Our South African coastline is such an environment and we would recommend only the use of a Grade 316 steel cable in this environment.


Cable loop with ferrule and thimble


Some of the properties of Steel cable

  • Corrosion resistance.
  • High tensile strength.
  • Very durable.
  • Temperature resistant.
  • Low-maintenance (long-lasting)
  • Attractive appearance.
  • Environmentally friendly (recyclable)


This durability ensures that the cable will last for years without rusting or degrading. Our cables are used in Architectural and structural applications so only the highest quality material is used. The cable is used on building projects in the construction of balustrades, decks, bridges, walkways, garden trellises, stetch tents, shade nets, shade ports amongst others.

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The Marine industry relies heavily on stainless-steel cable for use in the marine environment in harbors, rigging on boats, drill rigs in the ocean, mooring, and towing applications. The ability to withstand harsh saltwater environments and extreme weather conditions makes it a critical component for ensuring the safety and reliability of marine operations.

In the aerospace industry, stainless-steel cable is used for a variety of purposes, including securing cargo, supporting structures, and controlling aircraft movements. Its lightweight yet strong properties make it an ideal choice for applications where weight and performance are crucial factors.


Why should you choose steel cable?

When it comes to strength and durability, steel cable is unmatched. It can support heavy loads without stretching or breaking, making it a reliable choice for a variety of applications. Nautical Steel has the kN breaking strength for each cable size we supply. Ask our team for more information regarding this. Additionally, its sleek and modern appearance adds a touch of sophistication to any project. Whether you are looking for functionality or aesthetics, stainless-steel cable has you covered.

Whether you are working on a DIY project or a professional construction job, the versatility of stainless-steel cable allows you to use it in a wide range of applications, from securing large structures to creating stunning design elements like hanging artwork. Nautical Steel uses 10mm diameter cable for structural applications and very thin 1mm diameter cable to suspend acoustic panels in ceilings.

Overall, stainless-steel cable is a versatile and reliable material that continues to play a vital role in a wide range of industries. Nautical Steel designs vertical cable systems for interior staircases where there is a large opening that may need to be closed off in an elegant and non-obtrusive way. Its durability & strength make it a top choice for applications where design and look are key. considerations. The 4mm cable system is usually the choice cable size for internal and external balustrades. The 4mm cables appear invisible and blend into the background which allows the viewer to see through the cables and beyond. A big open space like a hallway or staircase with cables can then retain its sense of openness and spaciousness.



If you require a strong and reliable material for your project, consider using steel cables. The corrosion resistance, durability, and especially aesthetic appearance make it a very popular choice to be specified by engineers, architects, and designers. Embrace the strength of stainless-steel cable and watch your projects soar to new heights.

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