PowderRange® 316L

UNS #S31600/S31603

PowderRange® 316L is a low carbon, non-magnetic, austenitic stainless steel that exhibits moderate to good strength, good fracture toughness, and has generally good corrosion resistance, especially intergranular corrosion. It has excellent weldability in laser and electron-beam additive manufacturing processes and can be processed in either argon or nitrogen shielding gas. PowderRange® 316L cannot be strengthened through post processing heat treatments but can be solution annealed to improve corrosion resistance. Solution annealing is application-specific, but is generally not necessary for most situations. Post processing can include traditional machining, abrasive flow machining, shot-peening, grinding, polishing, chemical milling/etching, and other methods.

Type Analysis

  • Carbon (Maximum) 0.030
  • Phosphorus (Maximum) 0.045
  • Silicon (Maximum) 1.00
  • Nickel (Nominal) 10.0-14.0
  • Manganese (Maximum) 2.00
  • Sulfur (Maximum) 0.030
  • Chromium (Nominal) 16.0-17.0
  • Molybdenum (Nominal) 2.00-3.00
  • Iron (Nominal) Balance
  • Nitrogen (Maximum) 0.10
  • Oxygen (Maximum) 0.10


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Applicable Specifications

  • ASTM F3184



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