Stainless Steel Wire

Ken-tron  draws 300 series stainless steel and 400 series stainless steel wire alloys for our drawn metal wire customers.  Some of the most common wire alloys are 302 SS, 304 SS, 305 SS, 316 SS, 420 SS and 430 SS.  Ken-tron customers use this metal wire for applications in the aerospace, automotive, defense, medical, and weaving industries.  Staples, cables, catheters, dental applications, music wire, springs, and other items are also produced from stainless steel wire.

Stainless steel 316 LVM wire is a medical grade steel that is vacuum melted for purity. It is used for implantable medical devices, precision electronics and for weaving into wire cloth.

Chemical Composition

316 Stainless Steel (ASTM F138-19)

ASTM F138-19
Carbon .03 Max
Chromium 17.0 – 19.0
Cobalt .10 Max
Copper .50 Max
Iron Balance
Manganese 2.0 Max
Molybdenum 2.25 – 3.0
Nickel 13.0 – 15.0
Nitrogen .10 Max
Phosphorus .025 Max
Silicon .75 Max
Sulfur .01 Max
Temper PSI Range
Soft 20% Minimum Elongation

Temperature Coefficient Of Thermal Expansion

Mean coefficient of thermal expansion at 20-200°C (mm °C) 16.5 x10-6

Other Properties

Density (lbs/in3) .289
Melting Point (°F) 2732

The Ken-tron Wire Division specializes in small diameter close tolerance wire made to customer specifications. Ken-tron manufactures to your custom specifications.

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