Type 316 Stainless Steel Powder
Type 316 steel is an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel that contains between two and 3% molybdenum, maximum 0.08% carbon. Its melting point is ranging between 1371 and 1399℃. It has 205 MPa yield strength and 505 MPa ultimate tensile strength. The molybdenum content increases corrosion resistance, improves resistance to pitting in chloride ion solutions, and increases strength at high temperatures. Type 316 grade stainless steel is particularly effective in acidic environments. This grade of steel is effective in protecting against corrosion caused by sulfuric, hydrochloric, acetic, formic, and tartaric acids, as well as acid sulfates and alkaline chlorides. Common uses for type 316 stainless steel powder include in the construction of exhaust manifolds, furnace parts, heat exchangers, jet engine parts, pharmaceutical and photographic equipment, valve and pump parts, chemical processing equipment, tanks, and evaporators. It also is used in pulp, paper, and textile processing equipment and for any parts exposed to marine environments.