0.6mm (22 AWG) SS316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel Wire


The 0.6mm (22 AWG) SS316L marine grade stainless steel wire is meticulously designed to offer enhanced corrosion resistance, especially in chloride-rich environments like coastal areas. Known for its sturdiness and malleability, this wire is applicable in numerous industries, such as marine, construction, and architecture, due to its intrinsic ability to withstand harsh conditions. Whether utilized in boat rigging, coastal structure reinforcements, architectural elements, or crafting resilient wire meshes and springs, this marine grade wire substantiates its versatility and reliability. It assures users a durable and stable material choice that adeptly meets the demands of various applications requiring both physical and chemical stability amidst corrosive settings.

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0.6mm Marine Grade Wire

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

The 0.6mm (22 AWG) SS316L marine grade stainless steel wire provides a robust and reliable solution, particularly in applications requiring substantial corrosion resistance and endurance in harsh environments. The marine grade stainless steel wire has been recognised for its commendable attributes in various industries. This is because of its ability to resist chloride corrosion, which is crucial in preserving material integrity in saline and coastal environments. Additionally, SS316L provides malleability and strength, which makes it suitable for boating, shipbuilding, and other marine applications such as the manufacturing of fishing gear, shackles, and boat rigging. Additionally, its inherent ability to withstand the adverse effects of salt exposure makes it suitable for coastal structures in the construction industry.

It is often used in architectural elements such as balustrades, handrails, and other structural elements, especially in oceanfront homes. Furthermore, this wire performs critical functions in applications such as surgical instruments and chemical processing units that require a steadfast resistance to corrosion and increased structural reliability. SS316L marine grade stainless steel wire has a multitude of other uses, including fabrication of springs, wire ropes, and meshes. With its inherent corrosion-resistant properties and durable nature, the product provides not only benefits, but also a material solution that can be confidently used in a wide range of applications that require both chemical and physical stability. Marine grade wire ensures the durability of projects, especially those exposed to harsh environments or corrosive elements constantly. This makes it an excellent option for industrial applications.

Specification of Wire:

  • Diameter – 0.6mm (600 Micron – 22 AWG)
  • Ohms/ft – 2.65

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 Stainless Steel 316L 0.6mm Marine Grade Wire Magnetic?

Marine grade stainless steel, such as stainless steel 316L, is generally non-magnetic when annealed. The magnetic permeability of stainless steel is typically lower than that of regular steel and significantly lower than that of other forms of stainless steel. Although 316L stainless steel is not magnetic by nature, it can become slightly magnetic when it is cold worked or welded because its crystal structure is altered. Even though the magnetic properties are minimal and often negligible for most applications, it may show a weak magnetic pull in certain situations. A completely non-magnetic material isn’t needed for your application, but when 316L is mechanically deformed, welded, or exposed to high temperatures, the potential for weak magnetism should be considered. While subtle, this attribute might be relevant depending on the particular use or application of the wire, especially in fields where magnetic interference must be minimised or avoided.

Can Stainless Steel Marine Grade Wire Be Welded Or Soldered?

Yes, stainless steel marine grade wire, such as SS316L, can indeed be welded and soldered, though the processes for each are distinct and have their own requirements and considerations.

Welding: Stainless steel 316L is widely recognised for its excellent weldability. This marine grade wire can be welded using most common welding techniques, including Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). To maintain the corrosion resistance properties of SS316L, it is advisable to use a filler material of the same grade during the welding process. It’s crucial to take precautionary measures like using low heat input and providing adequate shielding gas to avoid oxidation. This might impair its corrosion resistance.

Soldering: Soldering marine grade stainless steel is also possible but may require specific fluxes to prevent the formation of oxides and ensure good flow of the solder. When soldering, it’s essential to thoroughly clean the surface to be soldered and choose a solder and flux compatible with the marine environment to preserve the corrosion-resistant properties of the SS316L. Due to the high thermal conductivity and the potential impact on corrosion resistance, it’s crucial to be mindful of the soldering temperature and duration to ensure a strong and durable joint.

In both processes, it is important to consider the thermal expansion of stainless steel. This may lead to distortion if not adequately controlled or compensated for during the process. Furthermore, thorough post-process cleaning, and if necessary, passivation, should be performed to ensure optimal corrosion resistance and cleanliness of the welded or soldered joint. Always adhere to the specific guidelines and best practices for welding and soldering stainless steel to ensure the longevity and durability of the connection.

How Does UV Light Impact SS316L Marine Grade Wire?

Stainless Steel 316L, especially marine grade, exhibits a high resistance to various environmental factors, including ultraviolet (UV) light. Unlike materials like plastic, which can degrade under prolonged exposure to UV radiation, stainless steel does not suffer from UV degradation.

  • Corrosion Resistance: The inherent corrosion resistance of SS316L marine grade wire is not negatively impacted by UV light. The molybdenum content within this particular grade enhances its resilience against corrosion, even under constant UV exposure, making it suitable for outdoor applications.
  • Structural Integrity: UV light does not affect the structural integrity of stainless steel. The material does not become brittle or experience a loss in tensile strength when exposed to sunlight over prolonged periods.
  • Surface Appearance: The surface appearance of SS316L is also not directly altered or faded by UV exposure. However, it’s essential to note that while the UV light itself does not tarnish stainless steel, environmental factors such as coastal salt spray, which can coincide with outdoor use, may lead to surface staining if not appropriately managed with regular cleaning.
  • Thermal Properties: While stainless steel can become hot under direct sunlight, its thermal properties and heat resistance are not impacted by UV light.



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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