Stainless-Steel (SS316L)

Corrosion Resistance, High Strength, Versatility

SS316L is a stainless steel material that offers excellent corrosion resistance, high strength, and versatility. It is a low-carbon version of stainless steel 316, which enhances its resistance to corrosion and sensitization. This material is commonly used in applications where corrosion resistance is crucial, such as marine environments, chemical processing, and medical equipment.

SS316L exhibits superior resistance to pitting, crevice corrosion, and stress corrosion cracking, making it highly suitable for harsh and corrosive environments. It maintains its mechanical properties even at elevated temperatures, making it suitable for high-temperature applications such as exhaust systems and heat exchangers.


  • Aerospace and Aviation:

    SS316L is utilized in the production of aerospace components such as turbine blades, engine parts, brackets, and structural elements due to its high strength, corrosion resistance, and heat resistance.

  • Medical and Dental:

    The biocompatibility and corrosion resistance of SS316L make it suitable for medical and dental applications. It is used to manufacture surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, dental prosthetics, and other medical devices.

  • Automotive:

    SS316L is employed in the automotive industry for various applications, including exhaust systems, fuel injectors, sensors, and components requiring corrosion resistance and high temperature performance.

  • Chemical Processing:

    Due to its resistance to corrosive chemicals and high-temperature environments, SS316L is used in chemical processing equipment, such as reactors, tanks, valves, and pipes.

  • Marine and Offshore:

    SS316L's excellent corrosion resistance against saltwater and harsh marine environments makes it suitable for marine and offshore applications, including shipbuilding, offshore platforms, and underwater equipment.

  • Industrial Components:

    SS316L is used to produce a wide range of industrial components, such as pumps, valves, heat exchangers, fittings, and machinery parts, where corrosion resistance and mechanical strength are critical.

  • Jewelry and Fashion Accessories:

    SS316L is also utilized in the production of high-quality jewelry and fashion accessories due to its durability, corrosion resistance, and ability to maintain a polished appearance.

Technical Information

Property Value
Tensile Strength 485 MPa minimum
Yield Strength 170 MPa minimum
Elongation 40% minimum
Hardness (Rockwell B) 79 maximum
Density 8.0 g/cm³
Melting Point 1370-1400°C (2498-2552°F)
Thermal Conductivity 16.2 W/m·K at 100°C
Electrical Resistivity 74.0 μΩ·cm at 20°C
Modulus of Elasticity 200 GPa

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