0.16mm (34 AWG) SS316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel Wire


The 34 AWG SS316L marine-grade stainless steel wire offers a blend of durability and versatility across numerous applications. With a 0.16mm diameter and notable corrosion resistance, especially in saltwater conditions, this wire is invaluable in marine, electronic, jewelry-making, and scientific applications. In the marine sector, it ensures reliability in harsh seawater environments; in electronics, it guarantees precision and stability for component manufacturing; for jewelry creation, it provides a delicate yet sturdy medium; and in scientific research, it offers consistent performance where corrosion resistance and precision are crucial. The 34 awg wire is a subtle yet powerful ally in ensuring quality and longevity in various projects and industries.

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34 AWG Stainless Steel Wire

The Crazy Wire Company are long established as Europe’s preferred suppliers of top quality stainless steel 34 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 34 AWG SS316L marine-grade stainless steel wire, with a modest diameter of 0.16mm, harmonises durability with adaptability, ensuring it serves a broad spectrum of applications across diverse sectors. Known for its outstanding corrosion resistance, particularly in saltwater environments, it is an ideal choice for marine applications, ensuring the longevity and reliability of maritime equipment and structures. In addition to its ability to resist corrosive environments, this wire has also played an integral role in the manufacture of intricate components, and circuits due to its precision and stability.

For jewelry-making and beading, 34 awg wire provides a durable, yet delicate medium that allows detailed designs to be created without sacrificing durability. A wire’s corrosion resistance and stability are imperative for conducting precise experiments and maintaining the integrity of research instruments in scientific laboratories and research facilities. This product’s substantial applications, from safeguarding marine assets to delicately crafting intricate electronics and jewelry, underscore its invaluable utility in both industrial and artisanal sectors, demonstrating that the 34 awg SS316L wire is not merely a product but an invaluable solution for varied operational needs.

Specification of Wire:

  • Diameter – 0.16mm (160 Micron – 34 AWG)
  • Ohms/ft – 37.30

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

Is SS316L 34 AWG Wire Suitable For Welding Purposes?

It is possible to weld with SS316L 34 AWG wire, especially considering its composition and properties. Due to its lower carbon content than stainless steel 316, SS316L is known for its better welding properties because it reduces carbide precipitation during welding. By doing this, the welded areas are protected from degradation, resulting in durable and robust joints. With its 0.16mm diameter, 34 AWG wires can effectively be utilized in micro-welding applications where precision and stability are important. Applications such as these include the production of small-scale electronic components, delicate metalworking projects, and precision instrumentation that requires small, reliable welds.

Furthermore, SS316L’s corrosion resistance, particularly from chlorides, allows the welded constructions to maintain their integrity in various challenging environments, making it suitable for applications exposed to harsher conditions, such as marine or chemical processing environments. For optimal results and to preserve the wire’s corrosion-resistant properties, it’s crucial to use appropriate welding techniques and possibly inert gas shielding. To ensure quality and safety, always follow proper safety and procedural guidelines when welding.

Can Stainless Steel 316L 34 AWG SS316L Wire Be Strengthened Through Work Hardening?

Yes, stainless steel 316L, including 34 AWG SS316L wire, can be strengthened through work hardening (also known as cold working). The process involves deforming the stainless steel at room temperature. This introduces defects in the metal’s crystal lattice, increasing its hardness and strength. For wire products like the 34 AWG SS316L, work hardening might be implemented through processes such as drawing, bending, or rolling.

However, it’s essential to note that as stainless steel undergoes work hardening, it also becomes less ductile, meaning it loses some of its ability to deform without breaking. This is a critical consideration for 34 AWG wire, given its thin diameter of 0.16mm, and thus its application should be evaluated accordingly. If the wire becomes too hard, it may become more challenging to work with in certain applications where bending or further shaping is required, and it might become more prone to cracking.

It’s also important to note that the 316L variant of stainless steel is an austenitic type. This generally exhibits substantial work hardening rates. Thus, it is critical to carefully manage and control the hardening process to avoid over-hardening and to retain the desired balance of properties for the specific application. Always consider the final application of the wire, ensuring that the balance between hardness and ductility aligns with the requirements of the end use.

Can SS316L 34 AWG Wire Be Used For Reinforcement In Composite Materials?

It is indeed possible to reinforce composite materials using SS316L 34 AWG wire, due to its high durability and corrosion resistance, although due to its fine diameter (0.16mm), some considerations must be taken. In applications requiring reinforcement within composite materials, the wire can serve to provide additional tensile strength, enhanced wear resistance, or improved structural stability, particularly in environments where corrosion resistance is crucial, due to the stainless steel’s inherent properties.

When it comes to certain manufacturing processes or producing miniature or detailed components, 34 AWG wire can be embedded within composite materials to create a hybrid material that combines the advantages of both wire and composites. Composite material can be enhanced electromagnetically, made more durable, or made structurally sound using it.

Nevertheless, 34 AWG wire’s thin nature limits its ability to reinforce materials, so it’s mostly applicable for smaller-scale applications or for lightweight reinforcements. In addition, SS316L should be compatible with the chosen composite material, the intended use of the final product, and the manufacturing process in order to ensure that the wires can function effectively within the composite without compromising their properties or integrity. A material scientist or engineer should be consulted to explore the feasibility, benefits, limitations, and challenges of using 34 AWG SS316L wire in these applications.



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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Contact our team today if you have any questions at all. We are always really keen to help in any way that we can. 

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