316L Stainless Steel Wire Mesh – Alloy Overview

Type 316L stainless steel wire mesh is the same as Type 316 stainless steel wire mesh, except for its extra-low carbon content which allows for superior welding. Specifically, the low carbon content helps to minimize carbide precipitation when welding, allowing T-316L wire cloth to be used without subsequent annealing of the weld joints, even in corrosive environments . Some characteristics of 316L stainless steel wire cloth which dictate its use are:

  • Austenitic stainless steel.
  • Non-magnetic when annealed.
  • Slightly magnetic when cold worked.
  • Withstands outdoor exposure without rusting.
  • Excellent corrosion resistance in broad range of industrial and chemical settings.
  • Superior corrosion resistance vs. T-304L stainless steel wire mesh, but is more costly.
  • Resists oxidation at 1600°F temperatures.
  • Can be cut, formed, and welded.

Industries & Applications

T-316L stainless steel wire cloth is primarily used in chemical/petrochemical, food processing, and pharmaceutical equipment/medical device industries. Additional industries and applications which commonly use T-316L stainless steel wire cloth include:

  • Aerospace
  • Architectural (seashore/urban areas)
  • Automotive
  • Boat/Yacht Fittings
  • Liquid Filtration & Particle Separation
  • Marine Applications
  • Oil Field & Refinery
  • Photographic
  • Potable Water
  • Power Plant
  • Textile
  • Wastewater Treatment

Common Aliases

Type 316L stainless steel is also commonly referred to as:

  • T-316L
  • SS316L
  • UNS S31603

316L Stainless Steel Wire Mesh – Typical Chemistry

UNS S31603 - 316L Stainless Steel Wire Mesh - Typical Chemistry
316L Stainless Steel
ASTM A580Min00000161020
AMS 5653Min01.25000161020

Typical Standards

316L Stainless Steel Wire Cloth – Harmonized Tariff Codes: Chapter 73

Woven T-316L Wire Mesh:

  • 0-30 Mesh: 7314141000
  • 31-91 Mesh: 7314142000
  • 92+ Mesh: 7314149000

Welded T-316L Wire Mesh:

  • 3.937″+ Center-to-Center AND .1181″+ Wire Diameter: 7314200000
  • <3.937″ Center-to-Center OR <.1181″ Wire Diameter: 7314390000

Extensive Stock Inventory & Manufacture-to-Order Capability

Phoenix Wire Cloth carries one of the largest stock inventories of both woven and welded 316L stainless steel wire mesh, bolting cloth, milling cloth, and filter cloth in the United States, and can manufacture-to-order any combination of mesh opening size + wire diameter(s) needed to meet your specific project requirements.  In addition, we can slit, cut, punch, form, heat treat, powder coat, etc. T-316L stainless steel wire cloth to deliver the exact material you require.

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