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Stainless Steel 316

Stainless Steel 316

Available in any of the 'profile options'

Stainless Steel 316 has slightly better corrosion resistance than 302 and 304. It also has better non-magnetic properties.

Chemical Composition Specifications Designations Key Features Typical Applications
Element Min % Max %
C - 0.07
Mn - 2.00
P - 0.045
S - 0.03
Si - 1.00
Cr 16.00 18.50
Ni 9.50 13.00
Mo 2.00 2.50
ASTM A313
ASTM A580
BS 970
BS 2056
W.NR 1.4401
W.NR 1.4404
UNS S31600
AWS 162
Better corrosion resistance and non-magnetic properties than 302 & 304 stainless.

Better pitting and crevice corrosion resistance than 302 & 304 stainless.
More suited to Marine, Food and Medical applications than
302 and 304 stainless.

Food processing
Springs
Engineered components.
Wire mesh.
Wire cloth
Hose braiding
Density 8.0 g/cm³ 0.289 lb/in³
Melting Point 1398°C 2555°F
Coefficient of Expansion 17.5 μm/m °C (20 - 100°C) 9.7 x 10-6 in/in °F (70 - 212°F)
Modulus of Rigidity 70.3 kN/mm² 10196 ksi
Modulus of Elasticity 187.5 kN/mm² 27195 ksi
Heat Treatment of Finished Parts
Condition as supplied by Alloy Wire Type Temperature Time (Hr) Cooling
°C °F
Annealed or Spring Temper Stress Relieve 250 480 1 Air
Properties
Condition Approx. tensile strength Approx. operating temperature
N/mm² ksi °C °F
Annealed 600 - 800 87 - 116 -200 to +300 -330 to +570
Spring Temper 1300 - 2200 189 - 319 -200 to +300 -330 to +570

The above tensile strength ranges are typical. If you require different please ask.

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