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AISI Type 316LVM Stainless Steel

AISI type 316LVM (low carbon vacumm melt) stainless steel, regarded as a medical grade, this stainless steel is vacuum melted to is vacuum achieve high levels of purity and cleanliness. It has excellent resistance to both general and intergranular corrosion, and pitting and crevice corrosion. The vacuum melt allows for superior surface finish.

AISI 316LVM (LOW CARBON VACUUM MELT)   
SIZE RANGE 0.50mm (.020″) up to 2″ 
GRADES 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 
    
CHEMICAL COMPOSTION   
CHROMIUM 17%-19% 
CARBON .03% MAX. 
NICKEL 13%-15% 
MANGANESE 2% MAX. 
SILICON .75% MAX. 
PHOSHOROUS .025 % MAX. 
SULPHUR .01% MAX. 
MOLYBDENUM 2%-3% 
    
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
TENSILE STRENGTH 80,000 TO 120,000 PSI 
ELONGATION IN TWO INCHES 10%-15.% 
REDUCTION IN AREA 55.0%-65.0% 
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY 28,000,000 PSI 
DENSITY .287 LBS./CU.IN. 
    
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS   
CORROSION RESISTANCE EXCELLENT 
MAGNETIC NO 
    
GENERAL USAGE   
JEWELRY, MEDICAL APPLICATIONS, HUMAN IMPLANT APPLICATIONS
    

Abbott Ball stanless 316L comparative chart