Stainless steel 316 bars and rods SUS AISI DIN Black or Bright
316 Stainless Steel Round bar is an austenitic chromium nickel steel round bar containing molybdenum which provides superior corrosion resistance and increased strength at elevated temperatures when compared to 304 Stainless. Widely known as a food grade stainless or marine grade, 316 Stainless is ideally suited for corrosion resistance against a wide range of chemical and acidic corrodents, and marine environment applications. Typical uses of 316 Stainless include food production, pharmaceutical equipment, furnace parts, heat exchangers, valves and pumps, chemical equipment, and parts for marine use. Primarily offered in a lower carbon, dual grade 316/316L for increased machinability and added corrosion resistance when welded.
316 Stainless is moderate to weld, cut, form and machine with the proper equipment. Metals Depot stocks a wide size assortment of 316 Stainless Steel Round Bars that you can buy online in ready to ship precut or mill lengths or order just what you need custom cut to size in small or large quantity.
Carbon .08%, 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
316 Plate, 316 Sheet, 316 Round Bar, 316 Flat Bar, 316 Equal Leg Angle, 316 Unequal Leg Angles, 316 Pipe Tube & Fittings
3.Common Trade Names
316 Stainless, 316 Stainless Steel
- 316 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 known by industry professionals as marine grade stainless for its uncanny ability to resist pitting corrosion.
- 316 can be used in applications when non-magnetic metal is required because of its unique composition.
Similar to 304 Stainless Steel, 316 Stainless is one of the more popular austenitic stainless steels. Because of its outstanding welding capabilities and toughness against corrosion, you can typically find 316 Stainless in these applications: food preparation equipment, marine, coastal architecture, boat fittings, woven screens for quarrying and water filtration, heat exchangers, jet engine parts, etc.
Grade 316 SS Hex Bar is a standard molybdenum containing stainless steel grade. The molybdenum content in the 316 SS Round Bar gives the alloy better corrosion resistant properties overall as compared to Grade 304. This holds true particularly because the alloy offers higher resistance to general corrosion like pitting as well as crevice corrosion in chloride environments
It has excellent forming and welding characteristics. It is readily brake or roll formed into a variety of parts for applications in the industrial, architectural, and transportation fields. Grade 316 also has outstanding welding characteristics. Post-weld annealing is not required when welding thin sections.
Grade 316L, the low carbon version of 316 and is immune from sensitisation (grain boundary carbide precipitation). Thus it is extensively used in heavy gauge welded components (over about 6mm). Grade 316H, with its higher carbon content has application at elevated temperatures, as does stabilised grade 316Ti.The austenitic structure also gives these grades excellent toughness, even down to cryogenic temperatures.