316l Medical/Marine Grade Stainless Steel Round Wire | 0.28mm (29 AWG) 296g Spool


The 0.28mm 316L medical/marine grade stainless steel round wire offers exceptional versatility and durability. Ideal for medical, marine, jewelry-making, and electronics applications, this corrosion-resistant wire is perfect for environments requiring high resilience and non-reactivity. With a 29 AWG diameter and supplied in a 296g spool, it caters to a range of professional and DIY needs, combining functionality and reliability in a compact, easy-to-use format.

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0.28mm 316L Stainless Steel Wire

The Crazy Wire Company are long established as Europe’s preferred suppliers of top quality 0.28mm SS316L wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our marine grade woven mesh products.

The 0.28mm 316L medical/marine grade stainless steel round wire is a versatile and high-quality product suitable for a wide range of applications. The premium 316L stainless steel wire is well known for its corrosion resistance and durability, making it an ideal choice for harsh environments. With a diameter of 0.28 mm, it falls under the 29 American Wire Gauge (AWG) category, offering fine yet sturdy quality.

The product is supplied in a convenient 296g spool, providing enough material for extensive use. In medical equipment manufacturing, including surgical tools and implants, where non-reactivity and sterility are crucial, it is safe and reliable. Its resistance to saltwater corrosion makes it ideal for boat rigging, fishing gear, and marine fittings in the marine industry. Moreover, it’s suitable for crafting intricate jewelry due to its malleability and aesthetic value. As a result of its conductive properties and resistance to oxidation, the wire is also highly sought after in the electronics industry for creating precise components. For DIY projects, its flexibility and strength make it a popular choice.

Specification of this product:

  • Diameter – 0.28mm (280 Micron – 29 AWG)
  • Spool Size – 296g (Approx. 500 Metres)

We also offer the SS316L grade as 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?

We do not only offer SS316L wire. We also have a huge range of KA1 and nichrome round wire in immediate stock too.

Ribbon wire and flat wire are stocked for immediate dispatch too.


FAQs About This Wire

Can 0.28mm Stainless Steel 316L Wire Be Welded?

The 0.28mm Stainless Steel 316L wire can be welded. The 316L grade of stainless steel is known for its good weldability due to its lower carbon content, so carbide precipitation is minimised during welding. The small diameter of such a fine wire, however, requires precision and skill in welding. It’s important to use the correct welding technique and settings to avoid damaging the wire. A micro-welding technique, such as laser welding, is typically used for such fine gauges to ensure strong, clean welds. The quality of the welding can also be enhanced by properly cleaning and preparing the wire before it is welded. To achieve the best results, it is also recommended to consult a welding professional or refer to specific welding guidelines for 316L stainless steel.

How Does 0.28mm SS316L Wire Perform Under Mechanical Stress?

  1. Tensile Strength: SS316L has a high tensile strength, which means it can withstand significant pulling or tensile forces without breaking. The fine 0.28mm diameter of the wire does mean it has a lower absolute load capacity compared to thicker wires, but it is still robust in relative terms.
  2. Fatigue Resistance: This type of stainless steel exhibits good fatigue resistance. It can endure repeated stress cycles without failing, making it suitable for applications where the wire is subject to continuous or frequent bending and flexing.
  3. Ductility: SS316L is ductile, allowing it to deform under tensile stress without losing its toughness. This ductility is particularly useful in applications where the wire needs to be bent or shaped.
  4. Corrosion Resistance: While not directly a mechanical property, the excellent corrosion resistance of SS316L enhances its durability under mechanical stress, especially in harsh environments like marine or chemical exposure.
  5. Temperature Resistance: SS316L maintains its mechanical properties across a wide range of temperatures, adding to its versatility in various applications.


The Crazy Wire Company is a leading UK based supplier of nichromefecral, 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 ‘Everything That You Need To Know About Wire  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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