What is 316L Stainless Steel Powder?

316L Stainless Steel Powder

316L Class Stainless Steel

Sometimes, it is referred to simply as

A4 or Marine Class Stainless Steel

After 304/A2,, is the most widely used austenitic stainless-steel after.

Stainless Steel 316L Powder Properties
Other names Stainless steel powders, SS316 and SS316L powder
CAS No. 52013-36-2
Formula compound SS316L
Molecular Weight N/A
Appearance grey black powder
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density 7.9g/cm3
Solubility of H2O N/A
Exact Mass N/A
3D Printing Stainless Steel SS316L Stainless Steel Powder

Stainless Steel

Like steel,

Stainless Steel

It is mostly made up of carbon and iron. Stainless steel has at least 10.5% chromium. This metallic element gives stainless steel a great finish and is highly resistant to corrosion. Stainless steel is well-suited for long-term applications where it will be exposed to elements, moisture and possibly corrosive chemical. Because of the lower risk of contamination, stainless steel is an ideal choice for sensitive industries such food preparation and pharmaceuticals.

Different grades of stainless-steel may also contain trace amounts.

Stainless steel class 304

Uses up to 35% of nickel in plumbing, hardware, and appliances.

Grade 316

It also contains molybdenum which makes it suitable for commercial kitchen equipment, as well as chemical and pharmaceutical equipment. There are several types of 316 stainless steel available, including 316L.

316L stainless Steel

It contains less carbon, molybdenum and steel than 316 steel. This gives them different properties.

There are some differences between 316L Stainless Steel and 316L Stainless Steel.



Component has a lower percentage of carbon. Carbon content should not exceed 0.3% in order to comply with 316L stainless-steel requirements. This reduces the chance of carbon deposition making it a better choice when welding is required to ensure maximum corrosion resistance.

The carbon content

316 stainless Steel

The molybdenum content in this product is between 2% – 3%. This improves resistance against corrosion, acid elements, high temperatures, and other factors.

Both materials exhibit excellent ductility which allows them to perform well in bending and stretching as well as deep drawing and spinning.

How to choose between 316L and 316L Stainless Steels

These are the factors that you should consider when making a decision about whether to use 316L or 361L stainless steel.

Corrosion resistance

316L is the best choice in high-corrosion and high temperature applications. 316L has less carbon per unit than 316. It has better resistance to intergranular corrosion, which means it doesn’t have the same decay rate as 316 stainless.


316L stainless Steel has a lower carbon percentage than 316L. However, the cost of 316L and316L stainless steel are almost equal.


316 stainless-steel has a very low magnetic field response. Many stainless steels (including 316), are austenitic, or nonmagnetic, unlike ferromagnetic stainless steel.

Certain 316 stainless-steel products can be subject to cold forming and welding. This transforms the austenite’s crystal structure into ferromagnetic martensite. It is easier for 316L steel to attain a degree of magnetic properties.

Practical applications

Both types can be used for a wide range of industries. Due to its strength, corrosion resistance, and pitting, 316 is used primarily in construction and infrastructure. The 316L is a popular material for pharmaceutical and photographic equipment due to its ability to withstand welding and corrosive chemical.

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