AISI 316 Stainless Steel Wire for Custom Springs & Wire Forms

Please note that we do not sell AISI 316 stainless steel wire or any other materials in raw form. Stainless steel is a material option for custom springs, wire forms, etc., manufactured by Peninsula Spring.

Compared to AISI 302 stainless steel wire, AISI316 stainless steel wire exhibits better corrosion resistance; the tradeoff, however, is lesser spring properties. AISI 316 stainless steel wire can be used in temperatures up to 550°F (228°C).

AISI 316 Stainless Steel Wire

AISI 316 stainless steel wire is used to manufacture custom springs and custom wire forms for medical devices and other applications which require better corrosion resistance than AISI 302 stainless steel wire offers. Contact Peninsula Spring to discuss the material requirements of your custom manufacturing project. 

Nominal Chemical & Physical Properties

  • Cr: 16.0 - 18.0%
  • Ni: 10.0 - 14.0%
  • Mo: 2.0 - 3.0%
  • Minimum tensile strength: psi x 103 110-245
  • Design stress % minimum tensile: 40
  • Modulus of elasticity: psi x 106 28
  • Modulus in torsion: psi x 106 10.0
  • Maximum operating temperature: 550°F (228°C)
  • Rockwell hardness: C35-45 

Heat Treating AISI 316 Stainless Steel Wire

316 stainless steel wire is delivered in pre-tempered condition—no further hardening can be obtained through heat treating.  However, depending on the application, completed springs and wire forms can undergo a stress-relieving process. 

Manufacturing Custom Springs & Wire Forms with Stainless Steel Wire

AISI 316 stainless steel wire is cold drawn to the required temper.

Common Trade Names 

  • UNS S31600
  • ASTM A313
  • AISI 316
  • AMS 5690
  • QQ-W-423
  • SAE 30216

Contact Peninsula Spring Today for our AISI 316 Stainless Steel Wire Services

Contact Peninsula Spring for more information about our AISI 316 Stainless Steel Wire.