0.56mm 23 AWG Wire SS316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel


The 23 awg wire, fabricated from SS316L marine-grade stainless steel, stands out for its corrosion resistance and superior strength, especially in challenging saltwater environments. With a diameter of 0.56mm, this wire is a reliable choice across diverse applications, from ensuring robust electronic circuitry and creating intricate jewelry pieces to reinforcing beehive frames and crafting durable machinery components. Its optimal conductivity and resistance to temperature fluctuations enable it to perform efficiently in various industrial, artisan, and hobbyist contexts, embodying a blend of durability and functional utility. In multiple domains, including marine, electronics, crafting, and more, the 23 awg wire solidifies its position as a steadfast and versatile material.

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23 AWG Wire

The Crazy Wire Company are long established as Europe’s preferred suppliers of top quality stainless steel 23 AWG wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our marine grade woven mesh products.

The 23 awg wire, precisely engineered with a diameter of 0.56mm, is crafted from SS316L marine-grade stainless steel. This ensures a robust and reliable solution for a myriad of applications that demand superior quality and resilience. Known for its exceptional corrosion resistance, especially in saltwater environments, the 23 awg wire is not only a preferred choice for marine applications but is also widely used across a wide range of industries. It is extensively used in electronics to create durable and efficient circuitry, and in jewelry making, its resistance to corrosion and high tensile strength make it both aesthetic and functional.

Furthermore, this wire is useful in beekeeping, where it offers enhanced stability and longevity by strengthening frames within beehives. In sculpting, its ability to maintain intricate shapes without succumbing to environmental stressors is highly valued by craftsmen and hobbyists. When used in an industrial context, it provides structural integrity and electrical continuity. The 23 gauge wire also offers excellent conductivity, minimal energy loss, and temperature resistance. It ensures optimal performance in heating elements as well as mesh fabrication across many sectors for the purpose of filtration. For professionals and enthusiasts alike, the wire offers a harmonious balance between durability, reliability, and practicality.

Specification of Wire:

  • Diameter – 0.56mm (23 AWG Wire)

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 SS326L 23 AWG Wire Be Used In Telecommunication Networks?

SS316L 23 AWG wire can potentially be used in telecommunication networks, especially in environments that require superior corrosion resistance. Marine-grade stainless steel SS316L offers excellent corrosion resistance and is particularly suitable for harsh or marine environments. Considering the specifications of the 23 AWG wire, it is suitable for special applications within telecommunication networks, such as grounding wires or situations requiring corrosion resistance and smaller gauge wires. Signal transmission, especially over long distances, would require consideration of other factors, such as impedance, signal loss, and insulation. Due to their excellent electrical conductivity and signal transmission properties, copper and fiber optic cables are more commonly used for traditional telecommunication network cabling. SS316L 23 AWG wire is an excellent choice for telecommunication applications, but other materials and wire gauges might be more appropriate when considering all relevant factors. When selecting materials for telecommunication applications, adhere to industry standards and regulations.

Can Stainless Steel 316L 23 AWG Wire Be Used As A Heating Element?

Yes, stainless steel 316L 23 AWG wire can be used as a heating element, especially in applications that require resistance to corrosion in addition to heating capabilities. The 316L variant of stainless steel is renowned for its excellent resistance to a wide variety of corrosive environments, making it a reliable choice for heating elements in scenarios where these properties are vital, such as in certain industrial or marine applications.

The 23 AWG wire with a diameter of 0.56mm is capable of withstanding higher temperatures, and when an electrical current is passed through it, it will produce heat due to its electrical resistance. However, it’s essential to note that the efficiency of stainless steel as a heating element might be lower compared to other materials specifically designed for heating applications, such as Nichrome, due to its lower electrical resistivity. For applications where precise temperature control, efficiency, or high-temperature capabilities are required, alternative materials might be more suitable. Nonetheless, for projects where the corrosion-resistant attributes of SS316L are as vital as its heating capabilities, 23 AWG wire of this material can be a viable option, provided that its specifications align with the application’s requirements and comply with relevant safety standards.

How Do Environmental Factors Impact SS316L 23 AWG Wire Lifespan?

The lifespan of SS316L 23 AWG wire is significantly influenced by various environmental factors due to its physical and chemical properties.

  1. Corrosion Resistance: SS316L stainless steel is noted for its enhanced corrosion resistance, especially in marine environments or situations with exposure to corrosive chemicals. However, it’s not entirely immune, particularly in conditions with high salinity, chlorine, or persistent exposure to harsh chemicals. This could degrade the wire over time.
  2. Temperature Fluctuations: While SS316L can withstand high temperatures and is utilized in various heat-generating applications, constant fluctuations between high and low temperatures or prolonged exposure to extreme heat can lead to stress and potential failure over an extended period.
  3. Mechanical Stress: The wire’s mechanical properties, like tensile strength, are affected by repeated mechanical stress. Constant vibrations, bending, or other forms of physical stress can lead to work hardening and eventually to metal fatigue, reducing its operational lifespan.
  4. Oxidation: Even though SS316L is resistant to oxidation to a certain degree, in environments with persistent high temperatures, the possibility of scaling and a reduction in mechanical properties can occur.
  5. Atmospheric Conditions: In atmospheric conditions where pollutants like sulfur compounds are present, the stainless steel might experience pitting and crevice corrosion, particularly when also exposed to moisture.
  6. Abrasion: In environments where the wire is exposed to abrasive conditions or materials, wear and tear on the surface can impact its longevity and functionality.
  7. Chemical Exposure: Though SS316L is commonly used in various chemical processing applications due to its resistance to a wide range of chemicals, prolonged exposure to certain harsh chemicals can still impair its durability.



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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