0.03mm (48 AWG) SS316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel Wire


The 48 awg SS316L marine grade stainless steel wire combines precision and durability in its slender 0.03mm diameter. Renowned for its corrosion resistance, especially in saltwater conditions, it’s instrumental in the manufacturing and repair of marine electronics and navigation tools. In electronics, it facilitates the development of miniature and micro-coils in space-sensitive devices. Artisans and jewelers appreciate its malleability and tarnish resistance for crafting detailed designs. With its biocompatible qualities, it finds application in the creation of various medical devices and implants. In the aerospace industry, it provides lightweight and durable connections, ensuring the reliability of critical aircraft components. This wire is a versatile material, meeting diverse industry-specific requirements with consistent performance.

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48 AWG Stainless Steel Wire

The Crazy Wire Company are long established as Europe’s preferred suppliers of top quality stainless steel 48 AWG SS316L wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our marine grade woven mesh products.

The 48 awg SS316L marine grade stainless steel wire, with its notably fine 0.03mm diameter, can be used across multiple industries because of its precision and resilience. Especially in saltwater environments, the material demonstrates outstanding corrosion resistance. This makes it a reliable component in the production and maintenance of sophisticated marine electronics. Wire is indispensable in the field of electronics for creating miniature and micro-coils for devices in which space is a critical consideration without compromising efficacy. Jewelers and artisans use its delicate and stable nature for constructing detailed, intricate designs because of its ductility and tarnish resistance.

In medical applications, SS316L’s biocompatibility makes it an excellent material for implant devices and medical implants. This is where its reliability and resistance to bodily fluids are crucial. Aircraft components are constructed and repaired meticulously with 48 awg wire, achieving high quality and durability in critical systems by ensuring secure and reliable connections. Thus, across numerous industries – marine, electronic, artisanal, medical, aerospace – 48 awg SS316L stainless steel wire stands out as a versatile, reliable material, which balances finesse with stability to meet the exacting demands of professionals and craftspeople alike.

Specification of Wire:
  • Diameter – 0.03mm (30 Micron – 48 AWG) 
  • Ohms/ft – 1061.00

We also offer this grade as ribbon wire and flat wire too if required.

Why Use The Crazy Wire Company

  1. Quality of products: The Crazy Wire Company always  offer high-quality products that meet industry standards and customer expectations.
  2. Selection: We offer a wide variety of wire products and sizes to meet the diverse needs of our customers. We have more than 600 products available through our site and counting. 
  3. Price: We always offer the best value possible. Our wires are available as part of our major weaving processes, so it is bought at the best possible rate. 
  4. Availability: Our products are kept in house and are ready to ship immediately. 
  5. Customer service: Our experienced staff help our customers feel confident in their purchases and provide assistance when required. 

What Else Is Available?

Not only do we offer 304 grade stainless steel wire, but we also stock huge levels of SS316, SS430 (magnetic) and SS317L.

We also offer stainless steel in ribbon and flat wire options.

The choice is virtually endless!


FAQs About This Wire

Can 48 AWG Stainless Steel 316L Wire Be Used In Cooking Appliances?

The suitability of 48 AWG SS316L stainless steel wire in cooking appliances can depend on various factors. Factors such as the specific application within the appliance, the working temperature, and environmental conditions. SS316L, known for its corrosion resistance and good mechanical properties, is often used in various applications where resistance to corrosion is crucial, such as in marine environments. This type of wire is also recognised for its decent resistance to heat. However its performance may not be optimal at elevated temperatures compared to some high-temperature alloys.

In the context of cooking appliances, it’s essential to consider factors like continuous working temperature, potential food contact, and overall safety. While SS316L is generally considered safe for food contact and is used in various food-related applications (given its corrosion resistance and ease of sanitation), the extremely thin diameter of 48 AWG wire may present challenges in terms of mechanical stability and durability in some cooking appliance applications.

Always adhere to local regulations and standards related to materials used in cooking appliances. Ensure that the wire is applied in a manner that is safe, compliant, and suitable for the specific application within the appliance. It’s also prudent to consult with a material scientist or an engineer to ascertain the appropriateness of the wire in a particular application. This will ensure all safety and performance parameters are meticulously addressed.

Is 48 AWG Stainless Steel 316L Wire Safe For Skin Contact?

Yes, SS316L (Stainless Steel 316L) is generally considered safe for skin contact. A type of stainless steel called SS316L is often used for medical implants, jewelry, and other applications that come in direct contact with the skin. The “L” designation indicates that it’s a low-carbon version of 316 stainless steel. This makes it less susceptible to sensitisation, a form of corrosion that can occur in certain conditions.

Due to its biocompatibility and resistance to reactions with the human body, SS316L is a popular choice for jewelry and body piercings. As a result of this track record, skin contact with 48 AWG SS316L stainless steel wire should generally be safe.

Although allergic reactions to SS316L are rare, no material can guarantee to be 100% allergen-free for everyone. There are a few people who are sensitive to or allergic to various metals, including elements present in stainless steels. When using any new material on the skin, especially for long periods of time, always monitor for any unusual reactions.

Can SS316L 48 AWG Wire Be Shaped Without Losing Its Structural Integrity?

Shaping 48 AWG SS316L wire while maintaining its structural integrity can indeed be achievable, though it demands a delicate balance due to the wire’s extremely fine diameter. The SS316L variant of stainless steel is appreciated for its ductility and malleability, which allows for a degree of forming and shaping without causing immediate breakage or structural failure. However, given the ultra-fine 0.03mm diameter of the 48 AWG wire, certain limitations and precautions come into play.

The malleability of the SS316L does facilitate a degree of bending and shaping, but excessive or overly forceful manipulation may risk damaging the wire or altering its properties. When shaping, it’s essential to employ gentle, gradual bends to avoid introducing weak points or causing micro-fractures in the material. Likewise, repeated bending or reshaping of the same segment of wire might lead to work hardening and, eventually, breakage.

The key to successfully shaping 48 AWG SS316L wire lies in employing appropriate techniques and tools. This includes using a fine-tipped tool for bending and a softly padded vice for holding. This is to ensure that the wire is not overstressed or marred during the shaping process. For applications demanding a specific shape or coiling, it may be beneficial to use guides or jigs to assure uniformity and mitigate the risk of damage.

In contexts where structural integrity is paramount, it’s wise to consult with a materials engineer or a wire specialist to explore the best practices for shaping. Also, look into possible custom manufacturing options where the wire can be pre-shaped during production under controlled conditions to meet specific application requirements.



The Crazy Wire Company is a leading UK based supplier of nichrome, FeCrAl, and stainless steel wires. We specialise in rapid delivery to any location around the country. Our factory is located in Warrington, which is the historic home of the UK’s wire industry.

Check out our blog ‘What You Need To Know About: Stainless Steel Wires’   for more information on resistance wire in general. Our goal for our blogs and help guides is to answer as many questions as possible to help to explain the possibilities of mesh to our customers. 

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