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The following specifications cover Stainless Steel 316

AFNOR Z7CND 18-12-03AISI 316AMS 5524AMS 5573AMS 5648AMS 5690AMS 5696ASTM A167ASTM A182ASTM A193(B8M,MA,M2 & M3)ASTM A194 (316, 8M, 8MA)ASTM A213ASTM A240ASTM A249ASTM A269ASTM A270ASTM A271ASTM A276ASTM A312ASTM A313ASTM A314ASTM A320 (316,B8M,B8MA)ASTM A336ASTM A358ASTM A368ASTM A376ASTM A403ASTM A409ASTM A430ASTM A473ASTM A478ASTM A479ASTM A492ASTM A493ASTM A511ASTM A554ASTM A580ASTM A632ASTM A666ASTM A688ASTM A771ASTM A813ASTM A814ASTM A826ASTM F138DIN 1.4401DIN 1.4436MIL S-5059MIL S-7720QQ S763QQ S766UNS S31600

Property Results

Related Metals:

Reval 31(tm)
Prodec 316(tm)
Project 70 316(tm)
Project 7000 Stainless 316(tm)
Speed-E-Mac 316(tm)
Maxival(tm) 316

Chemistry Data : [top]

0.08 max


16 – 18




2 max


2 – 3


10 – 14


0.045 max


1 max


0.03 max

Principal Design Features This austenitic stainless steel has an increased molybdenum content to increase its resistance to corrosion when compared to other 300 series alloys. It will resist scaling at temperatures up to 1600 F (871 C) and maintains good mechanical properties and creep strength at high temperatures.

Applications Widely used in industry, it was initially designed for paper mill machinery. It has been used in marine environments and a wide variety of general industrial components.

Machinability Low speeds and constant feeds will minimize this alloy’s tendency to work harden. Tougher than 304 stainless with a long stringy chip, the use of chip breakers is recommended. Many companies now offer premium machinability grades, such as CarTech with their Project 70 and 7000 series.

Welding All common fusion and resistance methods except oxyacetylene welding have proven successful. Use AWS E/ER316 or 316L filler metal for best results.

Hot Working All common hot working processes are possible with this alloy. Heat to 2100-2300 F (1149-1260 C). Avoid working this material below 1700 F (927 C). For optimum corrosion resistance, a post-work annealing is recommended.

Cold Working Shearing, stamping, heading and drawing can be successfully performed . To remove internal stresses, a post-work annealing is recommended.

Annealing 1850-2050 F (1010-1121 C), followed by rapid cooling.

Hardening This alloy does not respond to heat treatment. Cold work will cause an increase in both hardness and strength.

Physical Data : [top]

Density (lb / cu. in.) 0.288
Specific Gravity 7.95
Specific Heat (Btu/lb/Deg F – [32-212 Deg F]) 0.12
Electrical Resistivity (microhm-cm (at 68 Deg F)) 445
Melting Point (Deg F) 2550
Modulus of Elasticity Tension 28


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