316 Stainless Steel

The presence of molybdenum and a slightly higher nickel content make 316 Stainless Steel suitable for architectural applications in severe settings, from polluted marine environments to areas with sub-zero temperatures. It also has better corrosion resistance particularly to pitting.

Technical Specification Stainless steel 316
Nominal Composition

Cr: 16.0 - 18.0

Ni: 8.0 - 14.0

Mo: 2.0 - 3.0


0.29 lb./in3

Modulus of Elasticity (E)

28,000,000 psi

Modulus of Rigidity (G)

10,000,000 psi

Coefficient of Expansion

8.9 µin/in.-°F (70°F)

Electrical Resistivity

74.0 µΩ.cm

Thermal Conductivity

9.4 Btu-in/ft2hr-°F

Min Size

0.005 in (0.130 mm)

Max Temp

320oC (700oF)


Better corrosion resistant than 302/304 stainless steel.