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List of Alloys & profiles

List of Alloys & profiles

Alloy Wire International

Datasheet: Stainless Steel 316LVM

Stainless Steel 316LVM

Regarded as ‘Medical Grade’, Stainless Steel 316LVM 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. These characteristics make it ideal for both medical application and high precision electronics.

Stainless Steel 316LVM is also known as AISI 316LVM.

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Key Features

Stainless Steel 316LVM offers the following key features:

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.

Typical Applications

Stainless Steel 316LVM is known to be suitable for the following applications:

Medical implants
Machined parts


Designations

W.NR 1.4441
UNS S31673
AWS 163

Specifications

ASTM F138
BS 7252 Pt1 COMPOSITION D
ISO 5832 – 1

Chemical Composition

The chemical composition of Stainless Steel 316LVM is indicated in the table below:

ElementMin %Max %
C0.03
Si1.00
Mn2.00
P0.025
S0.01
N0.10
Cr17.0019.00
Mo2.253.50
Ni13.0015.00
Cu0.50
Febal

Alloy Details

Stainless Steel 316LVM density, melting point, coefficient of expansion, modulus of rigidity, and elasticity is indicated in the table below:

DensityMelting PointCoefficient of ExpansionModulus of RigidityModulus of Elasticity
8.0 g/cm³1500 °C16.5 μm/m °C (20 – 100 °C)70.3 kN/mm²187.5 kN/mm²
0.289 lb/in³2730 °F9.2 x 10-6 in/in °F (70 – 212 °F)10196 ksi27195 ksi

Heat treatment of finished parts

The typical heat treatment of Stainless Steel 316LVM:

Condition as supplied by AWITypeTemperatureTimeCooling
Annealed or Spring TemperStress Relieve250 °C (480 °F)1 HrAir

Properties

The typical mechanical properties of Stainless Steel 316LVM:

Annealed
Approx. tensile strength<800 N/mm²<116 ksi
Approx. operating temperature-200 to +300 °C-330 to +570 °F
Spring Temper
Approx. tensile strength1300 – 2200 N/mm²189 – 319 ksi
Approx. operating temperature-200 to +300 °C-330 to +570 °F

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