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316 Stainless Steel Machining

316 stainless steel machiningOverview

HDC has over a decade of experience in the custom metal components field. We possess precision 4-axis and 5-axis machine tools, automated CNC machining centers, and a professional design and production team. We can provide you with various machining processes, including CNC milling, CNC turning, laser cutting, metal casting, and more, to craft your 316 stainless steel components to perfection, tailored to your specific requirements.

Compared with 304 stainless steel, 316 stainless steel is used in harsher environments with greater corrosion resistance, tensile strength, and acidic resistance, such as in medical equipment, aerospace engineering, food processing equipment, and marine application, it is the second most popular stainless steel materials, next to 304,  at the same time, 316L has better corrosion resistance due to its low carbon.

Chemical Composition

Carbon (C)0.08 %
Chromium (Cr)16.0 – 18.5 %
Iron (Fe)62.0 – 72.0 %
Manganese (Mn)2.0 %
Molybdenum (Mo)2.0 – 3.0 %
Nickel (Ni)10.0 – 14.0 %
Nitrogen (N)0.10 %
Phosphorus (P)0.05 %
Silicon (Si)1.0 %
Sulfur (S)0.03 %

Mechanical Properties

Mechanical PropertiesMetricEnglish
Ultimate Tensile Strength550 MPa79800 psi
Tensile Yield Strength240 MPa79800 psi
Elongation at Break60 %60 %
Hardness, Rockwell B8080
Hardness, Brinell149149
Hardness, Knoop169169
Hardness, Vickers155155
Modulus of Elasticity193-200 GPa28000-29000 ksi
Izod Impact129 J95.1 ft-lb
Charpy Impact105 J77.4 ft-lb

Physical Properties

Material Density8.0 g/cm³
Mean Thermal Expansion Coefficient16.5 μm/m/°C
Mean Thermal Conductivity18.9 W/m*K
Specific Heat Capacity500 J/kg*K
Electrical Resistivity740 (nΩ*m)
Melting Onset1380 °C / 2510 °F
Melting Completion1400 °C / 2550 °F
Embodied Energy53 MJ/kg
Calomel Potential-50 mV

Equivalent Materials

EUENX5CrNiMo17-12-2 (1.4401)









Types of Machining Services Provided By HDC

cnc turning service
CNC Turning Service
cnc milling service
CNC Milling Service
sheet metal fabrication service
Sheet Metal Fabrication Service
plastic cnc machining service
Plastic CNC Machining Service
cnc swiss screw machining service
CNC Swiss Screw Machining Service
laser cutting service
Laser Cutting Service
5 axis cnc machining service
5 Axis CNC Machining Service
aluminum forging service
Aluminum Forging Service
plastic blow molding service
Plastic Blow Molding Service
3d printing service
3D Printing Service
metal casting service
Metal Casting Service
plastic injection service
Plastic Injection Service
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