SS316L 0.04mm 300mesh

316 Stainless Steel Woven Wire Mesh

316 stainless steel woven wire mesh is generally considered an upgraded version of 304 stainless steel mesh and is the second most widely used stainless steel woven mesh product. Because of its resistance to seawater and saltwater corrosion, it is often used in marine environments applications and is also referred to as Marine grade stainless steel wire mesh.

316 stainless steel wire cloth also has special pitting resistance, including the pitting effect caused by chloride, phosphoric acid, acetic acid, seawater, and other particles deposited on the metal surface.

SS316 Analysis

316 stainless steel is also a chromium-nickel alloy with a chromium content of usually 16-18% and a nickel content of 10-14%. The difference is that 316 stainless steel also contains 2-3% molybdenum. The increase of the molybdenum element has greatly improved its corrosion resistance and high-temperature strength. In harsh environments containing large amounts of corrosive elements (such as salt, acid, sulfur water, or brine), 316 stainless steel is often considered one of the most suitable options.

Like 304 stainless steel, 316 stainless steel is also available in a low carbon version: 316L stainless steel. More suitable for applications requiring welding.

316 Stainless Steel Wire Mesh Composition (in %, Max)
Type Carbon [C] Manganese [Mn] Phosphorus [P] Sulfur [S] Silicon [Si] Chromium [Cr] Nickel [Ni] Molybdenum [Mo] Nitrogen [N]
SS316 / UNS S31600 0.08 2.00 0.045 0.030 1.00 16.0-18.0 10.0-14.0 2.00-3.00 0.10
SS316L / UNS S31603 0.03 2.00 0.045 0.030 1.00 18.0–20.0 10.0-14.0 2.00-3.00 0.10

Characteristics

316 stainless steel has the same and stronger characteristics than 304 stainless steel.

  • The second most common austenitic stainless steel wire mesh.
  • Non-magnetic in the annealed state.
  • Will become weakly magnetic during cold working.
  • Good antioxidant properties are not easy to rust.
  • Waterproof and fire-resistant.
  • Non-polluting and hygienic properties.
  • High-temperature resistance and pitting resistance.
  • Usually as an alternative to 304 stainless steel when higher corrosion resistance is required.
  • Melting temperature is 2,500 ℉ (1375 ℃).
  • The best temperature for continuous work is 1500 ℉ (815 ℃).
  • The best temperature for intermittent work is 1650 ℉ (900 ℃).
  • Good processing performance: weaving, stamping, cutting, bending, welding, etc.

Applications

These advantages make 316 stainless steel wire mesh commonly used in some applications that require higher corrosion resistance and higher strength and hardness.

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Boat/Yacht Fittings
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Equipment
  • Medical Devices
  • Food Preparation & Processing
  • Scientific & Laboratory Use
  • Liquid Filtration & Particle Separation
  • Chemical and Petrochemical Industry
  • Oil Field & Refinery
  • Potable Water
  • Power Plant
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Marine Technologies
  • Marine applications and architectural applications near the seashore or urban areas

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