Stainless steel 316/316L is a molybdenum-containing austenitic grade of stainless steel. It contains 16-18% chromium, 10-14% nickel, and 2-3% molybdenum. This combination of alloys provides excellent corrosion resistance, even in harsh environments. Stainless steel 316/316L also has excellent strength and durability and is highly resistant to pitting and crevice corrosion.

Stainless steel 316/316L is commonly used in applications that require high corrosion resistance, such as in the marine industry, chemical processing, and medical devices. It is also used in architectural and structural applications due to its aesthetic appeal and durability. Its high strength and corrosion resistance make it a popular choice for industrial and manufacturing applications. offers a variety of bar forms of stainless steel 316/316L, including round, square and flat/rectangle. Stainless steel 316/316L bars are available in a range of diameters and lengths, all of which can be custom cut to length.

  • Iron 82
  • Carbon .08 max
  • Manganese 2.00 max
  • Phosphorus .040 max
  • Sulphur .030 max
  • Silicon 1.0 max
  • Chrome 16.00/18.00
  • Nickel 10.00/14.00
  • Molybdenum 2.00/3.00
  • Nitrogen .10 max
  • Tensile Strength = 90,000 PSI
  • Yield Strength = 45,000 PSI min
  • % Elongation = (2") 35% min