Stainless Steel Alloy 416
Type 416 Stainless Steel is a popular, highly machinable and lower cost martensitic free machining stainless steel. It offers resistance to fresh water, acids, alkalis, and air; however it is less resistance to corrosion than austenitic steels. Type 416 is also has the highest level of machinability of all stainless steels. It is available in various forms including highly tempered, hardened, and unhardened.
Because of its unique properties and capabilities, Type 416 Stainless Steel is used a wide variety of industrial applications including:
- Pump shafts
- Valve components
- Automatic Screw Machine parts
- Washing machine parts
- Gears, bolts, nuts, and studs
For a stainless steel to be sold under the Type 416 label, it must have a certain chemical composition that includes:
- Cr 12-14%
- Mn 1.25%
- C 0.15%
- S 0.15%
- P 0.06%
Continental Steel is a supplier of Type 416 Stainless Steel in many different shapes and sizes. As well, our Type 416 Stainless Steel meets the highest industry quality standards including UNS and ASTM.