Stainless Steel 316 Sheet & Plate

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Standard 316 stainless steel sheets and plating provides extreme corrosion and heat resistance along with the added benefit of increased strength over other metals. The molybdenum content within 316 stainless steel grade plating provides increased corrosion resistance over 304 stainless steel, which means that it can be used in more corrosive environments. 316 stainless steel sheets also provide outstanding welding characteristics, which means that it can be used for a wide range of applications.
In addition, 316 stainless steel has excellent forming and welding characteristics. It can be brake or roll formed into numerous types of parts for applications in the industrial, architectural, and transportation fields. Additionally, stainless steel alloy 316 does not require post-weld annealing when welding thin sections.
Contact us for more information regarding our hot rolled annealed and pickled stainless steel products, or call us at 800-870-6382 with any question that you may have.
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316 Stainless Steel Plate & Sheet Benefits

There are several benefits that are associated with HRAP stainless steel plates/sheets. Depending on your project needs, the following advantages may or may not serve your specific purposes. The benefits of 316 stainless steel plate, include:
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Increased heat resistance
  • Pitting resistance
  • Excellent formability
  • High creep resistance
  • High temperature rupture and tensile strength
  • And more

HRAP Stainless Steel Plates/Sheets Heat Resistant Qualities

The heat resistance associated with 316 stainless steel sheets is characterized with intermittent service to 870 °C and in continuous service to 925 °C. If used for subsequent aqueous corrosion resistance the continuous use of 316 in the 425-860 °C range is not recommended. 316 stainless plate also maintains increased carbide precipitation resistance.

316 Stainless Steel Sheet Weldability

Standard 316 sheet and plate can be easily welded by all standard fusion methods, with or without filler metals. However, sections that require heavy welding may require post-weld annealing for the maximum amount of possible corrosion resistance.

316 Stainless Steel Plate Applications

Hot rolled annealed and pickled stainless steel plate/sheet is used to manufacture products for applications that are exposed to heavily corrosive environments such as: salt water, acids such as sulfuric acid and chloride, petrochemicals and chemicals and high-heat such as engines and motors. Some of the more specific product applications for 316 stainless steel plates, include:
  • Motor and machinery components
  • Enclosures
  • Housings
  • Supports
  • Frames
  • Tanks
  • Engines
  • And more

316 Stainless Steel Sheet & Plate Machinability

Even though it is more difficult to machine than stainless steel 304 due to its toughness, stainless steel 316 plate and sheet is still easily machinable when compared to other materials. It will also machine with chip characteristics that are strong and tough, with the advised use of curlers and chip breakers. Additionally, it should machined at a slow rate, while utilizing as large a tool as possible.

Contact M&K Metals for 316 Stainless Steel Sheet & Plate Today

Contact us for more information regarding our 316 stainless steel plate and sheet products, or request a quote for an in-depth price analysis today. With M&K Metal you can purchase a partial piece, making it easier to complete any size job.