Stainless Steel 316LVM
Available in any of the 'profile options'
Regarded as 'Medical Grade', this stainless steel 316 is vacuum melted to achieve the extremely high levels of purity and 'cleanliness' required for surgical implants. It has excellent resistance in physiological environments, to general and intergranular corrosion, to pitting and crevice corrosion.
|Chemical Composition||Specifications||Designations||Key Features||Typical Applications|
BS 7252 Pt1 COMPOSITION D
ISO 5832 - 1
|Regarded as 'Medical Grade' stainless steel Vacuum
melted to achieve the extremely high levels of purity and 'cleanliness'
required for surgical implants.
Good mechanical properties and corrosion resistance.
Better pitting and crevice corrosion resistance than 302 & 304 stainless.
|Density||8.0 g/cm³||0.289 lb/in³|
|Coefficient of Expansion||16.5 μm/m °C (20 - 100°C)||9.2 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|
|Annealed or Spring Temper||Stress Relieve||250||480||1||Air|
|Condition||Approx. tensile strength||Approx. operating temperature|
|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.