316 Stainless Steel Round Wire
The Crazy Wire Company are long established as Europe’s preferred suppliers of top quality 316 stainless steel round wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our marine grade woven mesh products.
The 316 stainless steel round wire, with a diameter of 0.28mm (29 AWG), is a highly durable and corrosion-resistant product. The marine-grade quality of the product ensures excellent performance even in harsh environments, particularly in marine applications. As a result of its strength and rust resistance, this wire is also ideal for use in the construction and automotive industries.
When it comes to intricate designs, its fine size and flexibility make it a valuable material in fields such as jewelry making and wire art. Its resistance to pitting and corrosion, typical of stainless steel 316, makes it a cost-effective choice for outdoor and marine applications. As an added benefit, its biocompatibility makes it ideal for surgical tools and implants in the medical field. A wire’s heat resistance also makes it suitable for high-temperature industries such as aerospace and engineering. This versatile resource can be applied to a variety of industries due to its robust properties.
- Diameter – 0.6mm (600 Micron – 22AWG)
- Ohms/ft – 2.73
- Iron (Fe): 66.5% to 74%
- Chromium (Cr): 16% to 18%
- Nickel (Ni): 10% to 14%
- Molybdenum (Mo): 2% to 3%
- Manganese (Mn): 2% max
- Silicon (Si): 1% max
- Carbon (C): 0.08% max
- Sulfur (S): 0.03% max
- Phosphorus (P): 0.045% max
Why Use The Crazy Wire Company
- Quality of products: The Crazy Wire Company always offer high-quality products that meet industry standards and customer expectations.
- 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.
- 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.
- Availability: Our products are kept in house and are ready to ship immediately.
- Customer service: Our experienced staff help our customers feel confident in their purchases and provide assistance when required.
What Else Is Available?
We also offer stainless steel in ribbon and flat wire options.
The choice is virtually endless!
FAQs About This Wire
Can 316 Grade Wire Be A Hot Cutting Wire?
Yes, 316 grade stainless steel wire can be used as a hot cutting wire. 316 stainless steel is a type of austenitic stainless steel that contains molybdenum, which makes it more resistant to corrosion and pitting compared to other types of stainless steel. Additionally, its high nickel content provides good toughness, making it suitable for use in applications that require both strength and corrosion resistance, such as hot cutting.
Hot cutting refers to a process in which a wire is heated to a high temperature, typically using a torch or furnace, and then cut using a cutting tool. 316 stainless steel is commonly used as a hot cutting wire due to its high temperature stability and resistance to corrosion, which allows it to withstand the high temperatures and harsh environments involved in the hot cutting process.
How Do I Make Stainless Steel Into A Hot Cutting Wire?
To make a stainless steel wire into a hot cutter, you will need to follow these steps:
- Select the stainless steel wire: Choose a type of stainless steel wire that is suitable for hot cutting, such as 316 grade stainless steel, which is known for its high resistance to corrosion and pitting.
- Heat the wire: Heat the wire to a high temperature using a torch or furnace. The temperature should be high enough to make the wire pliable and easily cuttable.
- Straighten the wire: Straighten the wire to remove any kinks or bends. This will help to ensure a clean, straight cut.
- Secure the wire: Secure the wire in a vice or clamp to keep it in place during the cutting process.
- Cut the wire: Use a cutting tool, such as a hacksaw or a bolt cutter, to cut the wire. The cutting tool should be sharp and in good condition to ensure a clean, precise cut.
- Cool the wire: Allow the wire to cool to room temperature before handling it. This will help to prevent the wire from becoming brittle and breaking.
Can Stainless Steel Wire Be Used For Jewellery?
Yes, stainless steel wire can be used for jewellery making. Stainless steel is a versatile material that is widely used in the jewellery industry due to its durability, strength, and resistance to corrosion. It is also hypoallergenic, making it a good choice for people with sensitive skin.
Stainless steel wire can be used for a variety of jewellery applications, including wire wrapping, stringing beads, and creating jump rings and clasps. It is also commonly used to create wire sculptures and wire jewellery components. The wire can be easily shaped and formed into various shapes and designs, and it can be polished to a high shine for a sleek, modern look.
There are different types of stainless steel wire available, including 304 and 316 grade stainless steel, which are commonly used in jewellery making. The specific type of stainless steel wire used will depend on the specific requirements of the jewellery project, such as the desired strength and flexibility of the wire, and the desired appearance.
What Temperature Can 316 Grade Wire Be Used At?
316 grade stainless steel wire can be used at high temperatures, but its exact maximum temperature will depend on several factors, such as the specific composition of the wire, the temperature of the surrounding environment, and the rate of temperature change.
In general, 316 grade stainless steel has a high temperature resistance and can be used at temperatures up to around 1500°F (815°C) in a non-oxidizing atmosphere. In an oxidizing atmosphere, such as air, the maximum temperature will be lower, typically around 1200°F (650°C). At these temperatures, 316 grade stainless steel will not experience significant changes in its mechanical or physical properties, making it suitable for use in high temperature 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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