0.38mm (27 AWG) Marine Grade Stainless Steel Wire SS316L


Stainless steel wire 316l, at a measured 0.38mm (27 AWG) thickness, offers optimal corrosion resistance and durability across various applications, including maritime components, structural supports, medical instruments, and manufacturing uses. Valued in diverse sectors for its robustness and anti-corrosive properties, this marine-grade wire ensures a reliable and long-lasting solution for a multitude of practical and creative applications, marrying strength and resilience with a sleek aesthetic.

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Stainless Steel Wire 316L

The Crazy Wire Company are long established as Europe’s preferred suppliers of top quality stainless steel wire 316L. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our marine grade woven mesh products.

Wire 316l, specifically tailored with a thickness of 0.38mm (27 AWG) and forged with marine-grade quality, is specifically designed to cater to an array of applications where durability, resilience, and corrosion resistance are imperative. Based on 316L stainless steel, this product is renowned for its corrosion resistance, especially against chlorides and other industrial solvents, making it an excellent choice in a wide range of industries, such as maritime, construction, and manufacturing. The harsh saline environment in the maritime sector makes it a superior choice for ship components, fishing gear, and nettings. Architectural and construction industries can use stainless steel wire 316l for structural support, safety cables, and fencing, offering both strength and corrosion resistance without sacrificing aesthetic appeal.

Furthermore, its biocompatibility and anticorrosive nature make it safe for insertion and use within the human body, making it popular for the fabrication of surgical instruments and medical devices. The stainless steel wire is also used in making jewelry and eyeglass frames. It provides a long-lasting alloy that resists tarnish and maintains its luster and strength over time. As well as its superior mechanical properties, 316L wire also serves vital roles in manufacturing industries, such as spring-making, wire forming, and in applications requiring high temperature resistance. While maintaining its structural integrity and aesthetic appeal under challenging environments, stainless steel wire 316l delivers a versatile solution across an extensive range of applications because of its reliability, adaptability, and resistance to harsh conditions.

Specification of Wire:

  • Diameter – 0.38mm (380 Micron – 27 AWG)
  • ohms/m – 6.61

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 Stainless Steel Wire 316l Be Used In Jewelry Making?

Yes, stainless steel wire 316l can indeed be used in jewelry making due to its numerous desirable properties. It is particularly noted for its excellent resistance to tarnish and rust, ensuring that jewelry pieces maintain their aesthetic appeal over time. Additionally, the 316l stainless steel wire is well-regarded for its hypoallergenic properties, making it suitable for individuals with sensitive skin.

Its robust and durable nature allows it to uphold its form and resist wear and tear, qualities that are paramount in crafting rings, bracelets, necklaces, and other jewelry items that persistently retain their original luster and shape. Moreover, the stainless steel wire 316l can be manipulated into various shapes and structures. This offers flexibility in design without compromising stability. It makes it a preferred choice among jewelry designers for creating intricate and durable designs. Finally, its sleek and modern appearance, coupled with its durability, make it a popular option for both aesthetic and practical jewelry applications.

Does Stainless Steel Wire 316l Conduct Electricity?

Stainless steel wire 316l does conduct electricity, but stainless steel is generally not considered a good conductor of electricity, especially when compared to metals like copper or aluminum. The low electrical conductivity of stainless steel can be attributed to its alloy composition, which includes chromium and nickel, materials that are known to have poor electrical conductivity. The 316L stainless steel does, however, maintain a level of electrical conductivity that might suffice for certain low-current applications or other applications that do not require high levels of electrical conductivity. If electrical conductivity is critical, alternative materials with higher conductivity may be considered. In environments that value corrosion resistance, strength, and aesthetic appeal, stainless steel wire 316l might be selected for its other notable properties. You should always choose the right material based on the requirements of your application.

Does Stainless Steel Wire 316l Retain Its Strength Over Time?

Yes, stainless steel wire 316l is recognised for its ability to retain its strength over time, especially in various challenging environments due to its impressive corrosion resistance and mechanical properties. The 316l grade of stainless steel is particularly noted for its heightened resistance to corrosion in chloride environments and other harsh conditions. This significantly aids in maintaining its structural integrity over prolonged periods. This material doesn’t easily succumb to rust or tarnish, ensuring that it can uphold its strength and form even after extensive use or exposure to adverse conditions.

Additionally, it withstands high and low temperatures well, maintaining its mechanical properties across a broad temperature range. However, like all materials, its strength and durability can be influenced by factors like consistent mechanical stress, extremely high temperatures, and highly corrosive environments for extended periods. Regular checks and proper maintenance, like cleaning and inspection for wear and tear, help to ensure the long-term durability and reliability of stainless steel wire 316l in various applications. It is crucial to adhere to guidelines related to load-bearing capacities, installation, and usage to ensure the wire maintains its strength throughout its lifecycle.



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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10 Metres (33 Feet), 25 Metres (82.5 Feet), 50 Metres (166.66 Feet), 100 Metres (330 Feet), 200 Metres (660 Feet)


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