AISI Type 316L Stainless Steel, annealed and cold drawn bar


Subcategory: Ferrous Metal; Metal; Stainless Steel; T 300 Series Stainless Steel

Key Words: UNS S31603, AISI 316L, ISO 2604-1 F59, ISO 2604-4 P57, ISO 2604-4 P58, ISO 4954 X2CrNiMo17133E, ISO 683/13 19, ISO 683/13 19a, biomaterials, biomedical implants, biocompatible materials

Component   Wt. %
C0.03 
Cr17 
Fe65 
Component   Wt. %
Mn2 
Mo2.5 
Ni12 
Component   Wt. %
P0.045 
S0.03 
Si1 

Material Notes:
Similar to Type 316 for superior corrosion resistance, but also has superior resistance to intergranular corrosion following welding or stress relieving. Good corrosion resistance to most chemicals, salts, and acids and molybdenum content helps resistance to marine environments. The low carbon content of 316L reduces the possibility of in vivo corrosion for medical implant use. High creep strength at elevated temperatures. 316L has fabrication characteristics similar to Types 302 and 304.

Applications: biomedical implants, chemical processing, food processing, photographic, pharmaceutical, textile finishing, marine exterior trim.

Physical PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Density8 g/cc0.289 lb/in 

Mechanical Properties
Hardness, Brinell190190 
Hardness, Knoop212212 Converted from Brinell hardness.
Hardness, Rockwell B9191 
Hardness, Vickers199199 Converted from Brinell hardness.
Tensile Strength, Ultimate585 MPa84800 psi 
Tensile Strength, Yield380 MPa55100 psi 
Elongation at Break45 %45 % in 50 mm
Modulus of Elasticity193 GPa28000 ksi in tension
Charpy Impact103 J76 ft-lb V-notch, 30C
Izod Impact150 J111 ft-lb 21C

Electrical Properties
Electrical Resistivity7.4e-005 ohm-cm7.4e-005 ohm-cm at 20C

Thermal Properties
Specific Heat Capacity0.5 J/g-C0.12 BTU/lb-F from 0-100C (32-212F)
Melting Point1375 - 1400 C2510 - 2550 F 
Solidus1375 C2510 F 
Liquidus1400 C2550 F 
Maximum Service Temperature, Air870 C1600 F Intermittent Service
Maximum Service Temperature, Air925 C1700 F Continuous Service

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