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316 Rod
Stainless Steel ASTM-A276
UNS S31600 | Grade 316 Stainless Steel

Carbon Chromium Iron Manganese Molybdenum Nickel Nitrogen Phosphorus Silicon Sulfur (Sulphur) 
0.08% Max. 16-18% 61.995-72% 2% Max. 2-3% 10-14% 0.01% Max. 0.045% Max. 0.75% Max. 0.03% Max. 


316 stainless steel is commonly used in food and surgical stainless steel applications. The addition of molybdenum prevents specific forms of corrosion. By keeping the carbon below 0.03% max in this austenitic alloy has shown to minimize carbide precipitation during welding.

  • Commonly used in food and surgical stainless steel applications.
  • Molybdenum prevents specific forms of corrosion.
  • Minimized carbide precipitation during welding.
  • Enhanced ability for electro-polishing.
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    Physical Properties
    Density0.290Lbs. per cubic inch @ 68°F (annealed)
    Modulus28Elastic modulus in tension x 106 P.S.I.
    Electrical Conductivity2.2% IACS at 68°F (annealed)
    Thermal Conductivity8.2BTU per foot per hour per °F at 68°F (annealed)
    Thermal Expansion9Inches per inch x 10-6 from 68°F to 572°F

    Mechanical Properties
    Tensile StrengthYield OffsetElongationHardness
    x 1000 P.S.I.0.2% offset x 1000 P.S.I.% in 2 Inches
    75 Min.30 Min.30 Min.HBS 255

    Hardness Legend  HBS : Brinell (Hardened Steel Ball)  

    NOTE: The information contained herein are intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. It is given without obligation or liability. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets.

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