316 Stainless steel is a multi-purpose material and is part of the austenitic stainless steel family. The Type 316 group has a superior resistance to 304 Stainless. The main difference between Types 304 and 316 is that Type 304 has a higher percentage of Chromium, lower percentage of Nickel and has no traces of Molybdenum whereas Type 316 has 2%.
Where 304 & 304H differ is that Type 304H has a higher carbon content which gives it a slight edge on 304 when good mechanical properties are needed at elevated temperature environments.
|Type 316||0.08||2.0||0.75||0.045||0.03||16.0 / 18.0||2.0 / 3.0||10.0 / 14.0||0.1|
Maximum values unless stated.
Please note that all values are typical, for more detail please contact us directly.
|Type 316||Tensile Strength (N/mm2)||515|
|Yield Stress / min (N/mm2)||205|
The values provided for Tensile and Yield are a maximum.
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