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What are the mechanical properties of stainless steel?

What are the mechanical properties of stainless steel?

What are the properties of stainless steel?

  • Corrosion resistant.
  • High tensile strength.
  • Very durable.
  • Temperature resistant.
  • Easy formability and fabrication.
  • Low-maintenance (long lasting)
  • Attractive appearance.
  • Environmentally friendly (recyclable)

What is type 316 stainless steel?

Type 316 stainless steel is an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless and heat-resisting steel with superior corrosion resistance as compared to other chromium-nickel steels when exposed to many types of chemical corrodents such as sea water, brine solutions, and the like.

What is the composition of 316 stainless steel?

A popular grade of stainless steel is stainless steel 316 is generally composed of 16 to 18% chromium, 10 to 14% nickel, 2 to 3% molybdenum, and a small percentage of carbon. Adding molybdenum to stainless steel 316 increases its corrosion resistance compared to other grades of stainless steel.

What is AISI 316 used for?

Common Applications for AISI 304 & 316 Stainless steels are known for their resistance to corrosion. The combination with strength and low maintenance make them a great fit for a wide range of applications. They are used everywhere from buildings and constructions to medical and food equipment.

What is difference between 316 & 316L?

316L stainless steel is almost identical to 316. The only difference is the carbon content. 316L’s lower carbon content imparts even better corrosion resistance than 316. 316L does not require post-weld annealing.

What is the hardness of 316L stainless steel?

316L stainless steel has an elongation of 40%, a hardness of 217 on the Brinell scale and a 95 on the Rockwell B scale.

What is difference between stainless steel 316 and 316L?

Is ss316 better than ss304?

For instance, 316 stainless steel is more resistant than 304 to salt and other corrosives. So, if you are manufacturing a product that will often face exposure to chemicals or a marine environment, 316 is the better choice.