0.5mm x 0.1mm Ribbon Wire SS316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel


The Ribbon Wire SS316L, a durable and corrosion-resistant marine grade stainless steel wire, is ideal for diverse industrial applications. Its unique 0.5mm x 0.1mm flat profile enhances conductivity, making it suitable for marine, chemical, construction, and automotive uses. This versatile wire is a top choice for high-performance and harsh environment needs.

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Ribbon Wire SS316L

The Ribbon Wire SS316L, measuring 0.5mm x 0.1mm, is a high-quality, marine grade stainless steel wire known for its strength and corrosion resistance. Due to its flat shape, this wire provides a larger surface area than round wires, improving its heat conductivity and electrical conductivity. In marine applications, such as boat rigging and fittings, its durability makes it ideal for harsh environments.

Aside from marine applications, Ribbon Wire SS316L is valuable in applications such as chemical processing, medical devices, and food handling equipment, where material integrity is vital. It is widely used for balustrades and decorative elements in construction and architecture because of its aesthetic appeal and functional benefits. Aside from making sensors, springs, and various components, this wire is also used in the automotive and aerospace industries. Its high tensile strength and temperature tolerance make it an excellent wire for these applications.

As a result of Ribbon Wire SS316L’s versatility and reliability, it is one of the most popular materials in diverse industries, which offers practical solutions to complex technical problems.

Specification of Wire:

  • Diameter – 0.5mm x 0.1mm
  • Ohms/ft – 15.0

We also offer this grade as round 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 316, 430 (magnetic) and 317L.

We also offer stainless steel in ribbon and flat wire options.

The choice is virtually endless!


FAQs About This Wire

How Does Ribbon Wire SS316L Affect Electrical Conductivity?

Its flat and thin profile enhances electrical conductivity. Ribbon Wire SS316L can be used for a variety of applications. As a result of this shape, a greater surface area is offered compared to traditional round wires, facilitating a more efficient and uniform distribution of current. With more surface area, heat is dissipated better, which is important for maintaining conductivity in applications with high currents and temperatures.

It is also composed of elements such as chromium, nickel, and molybdenum, contributing to its overall conductivity, which is SS316L grade stainless steel. Although stainless steel is not as conductive as metals like copper, the specific composition of SS316L ensures a balance between conductivity and other desirable properties.

When it comes to applications that require both electrical conductivity and environmental resistance, Ribbon Wire SS316L offers an ideal solution. In industries like marine, automotive, aerospace, and others where reliable electrical performance is crucial in challenging conditions, its ability to conduct electricity effectively makes it a preferred choice.

How To Cut And Shape Ribbon Wire SS316L?

  1. Select Appropriate Tools: Use sharp, high-quality wire cutters for cutting. For shaping, depending on the complexity, you might need pliers, a vice, or even specialised forming tools.
  2. Measure and Mark: Before cutting, measure the length needed and mark it accurately on the wire. This ensures precision in your work and minimises waste.
  3. Secure the Wire: When cutting or shaping, it’s essential to secure the wire. This can be done using a vice or clamps, ensuring it doesn’t move and leads to a clean cut or shape.
  4. Cutting the Wire: Place the wire cutter at the marked spot and apply even pressure to make a clean cut. Avoid bending the wire near the cut as it might lead to uneven edges.
  5. Shaping the Wire: To shape the ribbon wire, use pliers or other shaping tools. Work slowly and gently to avoid kinks or sharp bends, which can weaken the wire.
  6. Smoothing Edges: After cutting, the edges might be sharp or uneven. Use a fine file or sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges. This step is crucial for safety and the quality of your work.
  7. Heat Treatment (If Necessary): For complex shapes, a heat treatment might be necessary to make the wire more malleable. However, this should be done cautiously as it can alter the properties of the stainless steel.
  8. Safety Precautions: Always wear protective gear like gloves and safety glasses when cutting or shaping metal wire to prevent injuries.

Is Ribbon Wire SS316L Compatible With Food Processing Equipment?

Ribbon Wire SS316L is indeed compatible with food processing equipment. Its outstanding properties make it an ideal choice for such applications. Thanks to its exceptional corrosion resistance, chemical stability, and durability, SS316L stainless steel can withstand the demanding conditions commonly found in food processing environments. Moreover, its smooth and hygienic surface facilitates easy cleaning and sanitation, reducing the risk of bacterial contamination. Additionally, SS316L’s ability to withstand high temperatures is crucial for various food processing and sterilisation processes. Importantly, it is a non-toxic material, ensuring that it does not introduce harmful substances into food products. All these factors combined make Ribbon Wire SS316L a reliable and safe option for use in food processing equipment, contributing to the maintenance of high hygiene and quality standards in the food industry.


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. 

Additional information


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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