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Stainless Steel 316LVM

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Regarded as ‘Medical Grade’, this stainless steel 316 is vacuum melted to achieve the extremely high levels of purity and ‘cleanliness’ required for surgical implants. It has excellent resistance in physiological environments, to general and intergranular corrosion, to pitting and crevice corrosion.

Stainless Steel 316LVM is also known as AISI 316LVM.

Chemical Composition Specifications Designations Key Features Typical Applications
Element Min % Max %
C 0.03
Si 1.00
Mn 2.00
P 0.025
S 0.01
N 0.10
Cr 17.00 19.00
Mo 2.25 3.50
Ni 13.00 15.00
Cu 0.50
Fe bal
ISO 5832 – 1
W.NR 1.4441
UNS S31673
AWS 163
Regarded as ‘Medical Grade’ stainless steel Vacuum melted to achieve the extremely high levels of purity and ‘cleanliness’ required for surgical implants.

Good mechanical properties and corrosion resistance.

Better pitting and crevice corrosion resistance than 302 & 304 stainless.

Medical implants
Machined parts
Density 8.0 g/cm³ 0.289 lb/in³
Melting Point 1500°C 2730°F
Coefficient of Expansion 16.5 μm/m °C (20 – 100°C) 9.2 x 10-6 in/in °F (70 – 212°F)
Modulus of Rigidity 70.3 kN/mm² 10196 ksi
Modulus of Elasticity 187.5 kN/mm² 27195 ksi
Heat Treatment of Finished Parts
Condition as supplied by Alloy Wire Type Temperature Time (Hr) Cooling
°C °F
Annealed or Spring Temper Stress Relieve 250 480 1 Air
Condition Approx. tensile strength Approx. operating temperature
N/mm² ksi °C °F
Annealed 600 – 800 87 – 116 -200 to +300 -330 to +570
Spring Temper 1300 – 2200 189 – 319 -200 to +300 -330 to +570

The above tensile strength ranges are typical. If you require different please ask.


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