Stainless Steel AISI 316 (Austenitic)

Similar to AISI 302/304 but, with the addition of molybdenum improves corrosion resistance particularly to sulphuric acid compounds. These balls are used extensively in applications where contact is made with inks, photographic chemicals, bleaches, dyes and nitric acids. This is the only austenitic steel for ball manufacture and can be non magnetic.

International Equivalents

AFN 26 CND. 17.11, DIN X5 CR Ni Mo 17122, JIS SUS 316, Wks 1.4401

Material Specification

Composition

316

316L

C 0.08 % Max 0.03 % Max
Cr 16 – 18 % 16 – 18 %
Ni 10 – 14 % 10 – 14 %
Si 1.0 % Max 1.0 % Max
Mo 2 – 3 % Max 2 – 3 % Max
Mn 2.0 % Max 2.0 % Max
P 0.045 % Max 0.045 % Max
S 0.03 % Max 0.03 % Max

 

Hardness

HRc 25 – 39
H.B. 140 – 160

 

Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength 180,000 psi
Yield Strength 150,000 psi
Density 0.290 lbs/cu in

 

Size Range

1.588mm (1/16″) to 50.80mm (2″)

 

Standard Grades Available

50
100
200
1000

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