Stainless Steel


Type 316 Stainless material

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.

Chemical Compositions

Percentage %
C Mn Si P S Cr Mo Ni N
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.

Mechanical Values

Properties Value
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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