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.
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.
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