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Stainless Steel 316L Material Property Data Sheet

Do you need custom fasteners created with Stainless Steel 316L? Since our inception, Vegas Fastener Manufacturing has met every challenge of providing Quality, Timely, Cost-effective solutions for specialty fastener applications. Every product is built to your specifications, using your prints if necessary.

Below are the technical specifications of the Stainless Steel 316L Bar Stock we have available to meet your needs.


Allegheny Ludlum Type 316L Stainless Steel, UNS S31603

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

Component   Wt. %
Cr16 - 18 
Fe62 - 69 
Component   Wt. %
Mo2 - 3 
N 0.1 
Ni10 - 14 
Component   Wt. %

Material Notes:
Iron content above calculated as remainder.

This is a molybdenum-bearing austenitic stainless steels which is more resistant to general corrosion and pitting/crevice corrosion than the conventional chromium-nickel austenitic stainless steels such as Type 304. These alloys also offer higher creep, stress-to-rupture and tensile strength at elevated temperature. Types 317 and 317L containing 3 to 4% molybdenum are preferred to Types 316 or 316L which contain 2 to 3% molybdenum in applications requiring enhanced pitting and general corrosion resistance. Austenitic stainless steels with higher molybdenum or molybdenum plus nitrogen content which provide even greater resistance to pitting, crevice corrosion an general corrosion are also available in flat-rolled products from Allegheny Ludlum. Properties of these alloys are described in separate technical data publications available from Allegheny Ludlum. In addition to excellent corrosion resistance and strength properties, this alloy also provides the excellent fabricability and formability. This is available in the form of sheet, strip and plate to ASTM A240 and ASME SA-240 and other pertinent specifications.

Information provided by Allegheny Ludlum

Physical PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Density8.027 g/cc0.29 lb/in 

Mechanical Properties
Hardness, BrinellMax 217Max 217 Annealed; Max required by ASTM A 240 and ASME SA-240
Hardness, Rockwell BMax 95Max 95 Annealed; Max required by ASTM A 240 and ASME SA-240
Tensile Strength, UltimateMin 485 MPaMin 70300 psi Annealed; Min required by ASTM A 240 and ASME SA-240
Tensile Strength, YieldMin 170 MPaMin 24700 psi Annealed; 0.2% Offset; Min required by ASTM A 240 and ASME SA-240
Elongation at BreakMin 40 %Min 40 % Annealed; 2 in (51 mm); Min required by ASTM A 240 and ASME SA-240
Modulus of Elasticity200 GPa29000 ksi 
Charpy Impact88 - 134 J64.9 - 98.8 ft-lb typical annealed
Shear Modulus82 GPa11900 ksi 

Electrical Properties
Electrical Resistivity7.4e-005 ohm-cm7.4e-005 ohm-cm 

Thermal Properties
CTE, linear 20C16.5 m/m-C9.17 in/in-F 20-100C
CTE, linear 500C18.2 m/m-C10.1 in/in-F 20-500C
CTE, linear 1000C19.5 m/m-C10.8 in/in-F 20-1000C
Heat Capacity0.45 J/g-C0.108 BTU/lb-F 
Thermal Conductivity14.6 W/m-K101 BTU-in/hr-ft-F 
Melting Point1390 - 1440 C2530 - 2620 F 
Solidus1390 C2530 F 
Liquidus1440 C2620 F 
Maximum Service Temperature, Air899 C1650 F Excellent oxidation and scaling resistance to this temp.


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