MIM-316L

MIM 316L stainless steel (austenitic grade, food grade) is used in applications that need extremely high corrosion resistance. Additional qualities include excellent elongation and ductility, and non-magnetic. Parts made from this material are often used in the food, marine, and medical industry.

MIM-316L is the most widely used MIM steel when it comes to components that are safe for food and potable water storage due to its characteristic high strength and corrosion resistance. These properties are important for metals that come in contact with acids that have the potential to break down and change alloy composition over time The high alloy and low carbon content of MIM-316L make it a great fit for food grade applications.

Interested in learning more about food grade stainless steels? Discover the necessary properties of food grade components in our blog post, Food Grade Stainless Steel.

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Mechanical Properties

Material Alloy Tensile Strength   Yield Strength (0.2%)   Impact Strength   Macro (apparent)   Macro (apparent)   Micro-Indentation (converted)   Young's Modulus   Poisson's Ratio   Elongation   Process
PSI x 103
PSI x 103
ft lb
HRB
HRC
Rockwell
Gpa
Ratio
% in 25.4mm
Stainless Steel
75
25
140
67
-
-
190
0.28
50

Physical Properties

Material Alloy Density   Process
lb/in3
Stainless Steel
0.275

Composition

Stainless Steel
% MIM-316L
Iron (max) Bal.
Nickel (max) 10.0-14.0
Molybdenum 2.0-3.0
Silicon 1.0 Max
Carbon .03
Chromium 16.0-18.0
Cobalt --
Manganese 2.0 Max
Copper --
Niobium --
Aluminum --
Magnesium --
Titanium --
Zirconium --
RoHS Compliant

 

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Last updated 02.14.2020