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316 Stainless Steel Round & Flat Wire 

Strong, high temperature, good for cold working.

Stainless Steel Products manufactures Stainless Steel 316 alloy in round wire, flat wire, cut to length for the performance you need for the most demanding uses.


Stainless Steel 316 alloy is one of the most popular steel alloys, and offers a long list of benefits when made into wire:

  • Contains molybdenum for superior corrosion resistance
  • Contains high concentrations of chromium and nickel
  • Ideal for marine applications
  • High strength at high temperatures
  • Resistant to pitting
  • Austenitic

Having the right blend

Stainless Steel 316 alloy is a blend of carbon, chromium, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, nitrogen, phosphorus, silicon and sulfur materials. Stainless Steel 316 alloy is composed of:

Carbon0.08, max.
Silicone1.00, max.
Manganese2.00, max.
Phosphorus0.045, max.
Sulfur0.030, max.

*This is for information purposes only. Actual numbers may vary.


Density, g/cm3 (lb/in3)8.0 (0.289)
Melting point, °C (°F)1375-1400 (2500 -2550)
Specific heat capacity, J/kg·K (Btu/lb ·°F) at 20 °C (68 °F)500 (0.120)
Electrical resistivity, μΩ·m at 20°C (μΩ·in at 68 °F)0.74 (29.13)
Magnetic permeability1.01 (Approximate)
Elastic modulus (Modulus of Elasticity),  Gpa (ksi)193 (28x103)
Thermal conductivity, W/m·K (Btu/ft · h ·°F)14.0-15.9 (8.09-9.19) at 100 °C (212 °F)
18.7 (10.8) at 500 °C (932 °F)
Coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), 10-6/K (μin./in. ·°F)15.9 (8.9) at 0-100 °C (32-212 °F)
17.6 (9.7) at 0-315 °C (32-1000 °F)
19.9 (11.1) at 0-538 °C (32-1500 °F)

*This is for information purposes only. Actual numbers may vary.

Supplying the wire, you need

Wire made from Stainless Steel 316 alloy has many uses in many industries. Today, Stainless Steel 316 alloy wire is widely used in the radiant heating, furnace component, construction, wire, filtration component, marine, food processing and waste management industries. Wire manufactured from Stainless Steel 316 can be used for:

  • Radiant heating
  • Furnace components
  • Wire
  • Construction hardware
  • Conveyor manufacturing
  • Marine components
  • Chemical processing
  • Refinery equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Heat exchangers
  • Phamateutical processing
  • Energy
  • Water treatment
  • Food processing

Delivering the best Stainless Steel 316 alloy wire

Since 1995, Stainless Steel Products has developed and delivered high-performing, long-lasting Stainless Steel 316 alloy wire. Stainless Steel Products has the experience, expertise and equipment to provide the Stainless Steel 316 alloy round wire, flat wire, cut to length you require.


  • Operating since 1995
  • Supply and serve industries and manufacturers across the globe


  • Dedicated engineering assistance from a worldwide network of technical professionals
  • Keen attention to detail in all manufacturing phases
  • Superior customer service
  • Expedient, timely delivery


  • Headquartered in the United States of America
  • Utilize rolling mills, drawing, spooling and coiling equipment.
  • In-house round and flat wire cleaning available
  • Expansive inventory of materials in stock for quick shipment


Ferrous or non-ferrous, we work with most alloys available on the market today. Below is a list by major alloy family class:

Other Alloys

Industries We Serve

SSP works with all major industries on various product applications.  Take advantage of our breadth of knowledge on a wide variety of specifications and requirements!

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