0.05mm (44 AWG) SS316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel Wire


The 44 awg SS316L marine grade stainless steel wire delivers precision and reliability across multiple industries, with its notable 0.05mm diameter and corrosion-resistant properties. Ideal for a wide range of applications, it’s notably utilized in the production of electronic components, crafting of specialised mesh screens for various filtration processes, and in the manufacturing of medical devices due to its biocompatibility and fine-scale precision. Embracing a broad spectrum from aerospace to pharmaceuticals, this wire assures strength, durability, and dependable performance, catering to both intricate and robust applications where quality and reliability are paramount.

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44 AWG Stainless Steel Wire

The Crazy Wire Company are long established as Europe’s preferred suppliers of top quality stainless steel 44 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 44 awg SS316L marine grade stainless steel wire is a premium product. It is tailored to meet the meticulous needs of various industries, owing to its robust quality and precise 0.05mm diameter. Due to its inherent strength, excellent corrosion resistance, and notable durability in harsh environments, especially saline or acidic, this ultra-fine wire is commonly used in a wide range of applications. It plays an integral role in the manufacture of delicate electronic components, such as coils, due to its meticulous dimensions and reliability in maintaining electrical continuity. The mesh is also extensively used in the manufacture of specialised mesh screens used in filtration and separation processes within the chemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries. This is where strict mesh parameters and hygiene considerations are paramount.

The 44 awg wire is particularly useful for aerospace and marine applications due to its remarkable resistance to corrosive marine environments. This ensures longevity and reliability in parts where material failure is not an option. Medical devices and implants, especially stents and other fine-scale medical devices and implants, require biocompatibility and corrosion resistance. As well as these, its applications span telecommunications and textiles machinery, offering a subtle blend of strength and precision. Due to its meticulously engineered specifications and superior marine-grade quality, 44 awg SS316L wire can expect a confluence of quality, reliability, and versatility, ensuring it meets a wide range of high-precision applications with its comprehensive specifications.

Specification of Wire:

  • Diameter – 0.05mm (50 Micron – 44 AWG) 
  • Ohms/ft – 381.97

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

Are There Any Limitations To Using 44 AWG SS316L Wire?

  1. Size and Strength: The ultra-fine 44 AWG wire, with a diameter of 0.05mm, may not be suitable for applications that require higher tensile strength or load-bearing capacity. Its small size might not provide the mechanical strength needed for heavy-duty applications.
  2. Workability: Given its thin diameter, handling, and working with 44 AWG wire can be delicate and may require specialised tools or skills, especially when it comes to welding or soldering, to avoid breakage or damaging the wire.
  3. Cost: Depending on its availability and the processes involved in manufacturing such fine wire with marine-grade quality, it might be costlier compared to wires of larger diameters or those made of less corrosion-resistant materials.
  4. Electrical Resistance: In electrical applications, the small diameter of the 44 AWG wire means it has higher electrical resistance per unit length compared to thicker wires, which might not be ideal for applications requiring low resistance.
  5. Thermal Properties: Even though SS316L is known for its good thermal properties, extremely fine wires like the 44 AWG might heat up quickly when a current is passed through them, potentially posing limitations in some electrical or electronic applications.
  6. Visibility and Handling: The thin nature of the wire might make it difficult to handle and work with in certain applications, particularly where visibility is a concern, and could be easily misplaced.
  7. Compatibility: While SS316L is compatible with a wide range of applications, its chemical composition may not be suitable for some specific uses, particularly where utmost purity or specific electrical properties are required.

Can 44 AWG Stainless Steel Wire Be Used For Jewellery Making?

Stainless steel wire of 44 AWG can be used in jewellery making, particularly when fine, sturdy, and corrosion-resistant wire is required. The 0.05mm diameter of 44 AWG SS316L wire makes it ideal for intricate detailing and weaving techniques in jewellery design, allowing aesthetically pleasing and durable patterns and structures to be created. SS316L stainless steel is ideal for pieces intended to endure daily wear and exposure to elements due to its resistance to tarnishing and corrosion. This ensures durability and long-term lustre. Jewelry made from SS316L is also widely wearable, as its biocompatible nature minimises allergic reactions among individuals with sensitive skin. Due to its fine nature, working with 44 AWG wire can be meticulous and might require specialised tools and skills to manipulate, shape, and secure effectively within jewellery designs. Because of its durability and refined aesthetic appeal, it is advantageous when crafting fine, detailed, and elegant jewelry pieces.

Can SS316L 44 AWG Wire Be Used For Creating Mesh Screens?

Absolutely, SS316L 44 AWG wire can be utilized to create mesh screens, particularly those that require fine, precise weaves with minimal apertures. Its small 0.05mm diameter allows for the creation of screens with extremely tight weaves. This can be applied in various industries for filtration or separation processes where a finer screen is pivotal. The corrosion-resistant characteristics of marine-grade SS316L stainless steel provide an added advantage, especially in applications where the mesh might be exposed to corrosive elements, such as certain chemicals, or saline and humid environments. This ensures that the mesh retains its integrity and functionality over extended periods, minimising the risk of contamination or degradation due to corrosive factors.

Additionally, SS316L’s heat resistance allows the mesh screens to be used in applications where they may be exposed to elevated temperatures without compromising their structural integrity or performance. However, it’s essential to consider that while the 44 AWG wire offers a fine weave, it may not be suitable for applications requiring higher tensile strength or larger open areas. Therefore, the specific requirements of the intended application, such as particle size to be filtered or separated, mechanical strength, and environmental conditions, should be thoroughly assessed to determine the suitability of mesh screens created using 44 AWG SS316L wire.



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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