Grade 316L is very similar to 316 stainless steel. It is still considered a molybdenum-bearing grade and has properties that make it highly resistant to corrosive degradation. 316L grade stainless steel differs from 316 in that contain lower levels of carbon. The decreased level of carbon in this stainless steel makes this grade immune from sensitisation or grain boundary carbide precipitation. Because of this unique property, Grade 316L tends to be commonly used in heavy gauge welding situations. Additionally, the lower carbon levels make this grade easier to machine. Like 316 stainless steel, 316L because of its austenitic structure is extremely tough, even in the most extreme of temperatures.
Carbon .03%, Manganese 2.00%, Phosphorus .045%, Sulfur .030%, Silicon .75%, Chromium 16-18.00%, Nickel 10.00-14.00%, Molybdenum 2.00-3.00%, Nitrogen-.10%, Iron- Balanced
316L Plate, 316L Sheet, 316L Round Bar, 316L Flat Bar, 316L Equal Leg Angle, 316L Unequal Leg Angles, 316L Pipe Tube & Fittings, 316L Beam, 316L Channel, 316L Hex Bar, 316L Square Bar, 316L Square Tube, 316L Rectangular Tube
Common Trade Names
316L Stainless, 316L Stainless Steel
- 316L Stainless Steel is easily welded by all commercial processes. If forging or hammer welding it is recommended to anneal after these processes to help avoid unwarranted corrosion.
- Not hardenable by heat treatment, however often cold working the alloy has proven to increase hardness and tensile strength.
- Sometimes know by industry professionals as marine grade stainless for its uncanny ability to resist pitting corrosion.
316L Grade Stainless Steel is one of the more common austenitic stainless steels. Because of its outstanding toughness against corrosion, you can typically find 316L Stainless used in the following applications: food preparation equipment, pharmaceutical, marine, boat fittings, and medical implants (i.e- orthopaedic implants)
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