316L Stainless Steel Strip


Temper: 316L Annealed
Tensile Strength: 520 MPa min.
Yield Strength: 205 Mpa min.
Hardness Vickers: 220 HV max.
Elongation%: 40% min.

1/4 Hard

Temper: 316L 1/4 Hard
Tensile Strength: 700 MPa min.
Yield Strength: 450 Mpa min.
Hardness Vickers: 220-250 HV
Elongation%: 20% min.

1/2 Hard

Temper: 316L 1/2 Hard
Tensile Strength: 850 MPa min.
Yield Strength: 700 Mpa min.
Hardness Vickers: 250-310 HV
Elongation%: 8% min.

3/4 Hard

Temper: 316L 3/4 Hard
Tensile Strength: 1000 MPa min.
Yield Strength: 880 Mpa min.
Hardness Vickers: 310-370 HV
Elongation%: 4% min.

Type 316L Data Sheet As PDF File For Download

The data sheet contains information on the chemical composition, mechanical material properties such as tensile strength and yield strength.

316L Stainless Steel Strip

DIN-EN 1.4404, UNS S31603, AMS 5507

316L stainless steel is the low carbon version of type 316, which is the second most common austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel after type 304. 316L stainless steel has very good corrosion resistance due to its high chromium and molybdenum content combined with a low carbon content. It is often considered one of the most suitable choices when selecting an austenitic stainless steel for medical devices and marine applications.

Common Applications Of 316L Stainless Steel Strip Include:

  • Storage & Transportation
  • Equipments
  • Chemical Tubing
  • Food Processing
  • Marine Applications
  • Flexible Metal Hose
  • Medical Devices

Corrosion Resistance

Type 316L, sometimes referred to as marine grade stainless steel, is an austenitic chromium-nickel-molybdenum alloy that provides improved corrosion resistance than type 304 or other stainless steel alloys. This enables 316L stainless steel to be used in highly acidic environments that other steels cannot withstand.Structural parts for aircraft, trailers, and diaphragms are typical uses.

316L Stainless Steel Strip Cold Forming

316L stainless steel strip has a high degree of ductility and is quite easy to form. A cold working operation will enhance the alloy’s strength and hardness, as well as leave it slightly magnetic.

Welding Of 316L Stainless Steel Strip

316L stainless steel can be readily welded by most standard processes. A post weld heat treatment is not necessary.

Heat Treatment

Annealing between 1050 and 1080°C followed by rapid quenching can be carried out after forging to restore corrosion resistance in particular, but no heat treatment can harden the grade.

Available Sizes & Forms

  • Thickness Range: 0.03-2 mm (.001″-.079″)
  • Slitting Width: 2-300 mm (.08″-12″)
  • Materials can be delivered in forms of strip coils and cut-to-length.
  • Gauge Tolerance

  • Thickness Tolerance: +/- 0.005 mm
  • Width Tolerance : +/- 0.05 mm
  • Straightness

    Maximum deviation is 1.25 mm per 1000 mm.

    Surface Finish

  • 2H -work hardened and temper rolled for higher tensile stength
  • 2R/BA -cold rolled, bright annealed and skin passed. Smooth, bright surface.
  • Specifications

    Our type 316L stainless steel is covered by the following specifications:

    ASTM A 666
    ASTM A 240

    Edging Treatment

  • Mill Edge – untreated edge, generally with a somewhat uneven contour.
  • Slit Edge – edge with the shearing burr not removed.
  • Deburred Edge – slit edge from which the burr has been removed.
  • Round Edge – edge completely rounded.
  • 316L Stainless Steel Strip Applications

    It is commonly used in chemical and petrochemical industry, in food processing, pharmaceutical equipment, medical devices, in potable water, wastewater treatment, in marine applications and architectural applications near the seashore or in urban areas.

    Surgical instruments

    Surgical Instruments

    Flexible Metal Hose

    Metal Hose

    stainless 316L straw

    Drinking Straw

    Filter Screen Mesh

    Filter Screen Mesh

    True Quality

    Building A Strong Foundation On Quality

    Over the years, we have worked with the world’s fourth biggest steel producer Posco as strategic partnership, includes cooperation in raw materials procurement, means we have access to a reliable supply of high quality mother coils that are used in our manufacturing process.

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    Chemical Composition

    316L Stainless Steel Strip

    The following table summarizes the chemical composition of type 316L stainless steel strip


    • Carbon 0.03 max.
    • Manganese 2.00 max.
    • Phosphorus 0.04 max.
    • Sulfur 0.03 max.


    • Silicon 0.75 max.
    • Chromium 16.00 - 18.00
    • Nickel 10.00 - 14.00
    • Molybdenum 2.00 - 3.00

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    Absolutely. We offer all of our customers FREE sample for testing before the bulk order.

    We have extensive inventory of materials specification, usually our MOQ could be as less as 30 kg. For customized sizes, the trial order MOQ is 500 kg each dimension.

    The production process usually takes 20-25 days from the time an order is placed to the time it is completed. For order quantity less than 500 kg, we can deliver it within two weeks.

    Tipically, we have coil ID of 300 mm, 400 mm and 500 mm for customers' choice.

    At Shimfer, we only manfacture and distribute Austenitic stainless grade in 300 series and type 201 in high tensile strength.

    We provide the following limited warranty: Customers are required to run 10% of a skid coil prior to submitting a claim, all claims must be submitted in writing with a supporting sample and photo of the defect. We will not honor claims more than 90 days after receipt of materials.