316 Stainless Steel Wire
Component Supply's stock of 316 stainless steel mandrel wire is spring tempered, drawn and straightened with a bright finish. It is an ideal material for non-implantable medical devices. 316 is strong and can be welded or soldered easily. 316 stainless steel contains 16% chromium, 10% nickel and 2% molybdenum. The molybdenum distinguishes 316 from 304 and is added to aid in corrosion resistance to chlorides. This wire is available in 0.001-inch increments for diameters ranging from 0.005-inch to 0.040-inch.
Application Examples (Click to Read)
This stainless steel wire is used widely in a variety of industries including medical and aerospace. Common applications include use in catheter mandrels, stylets, introducers, push pull rods and guide wire assemblies. Component Supply provides some information for possible applications for stainless steel wire, generally there are too many possibilities for a comprehensive description. Therefore, as you consider prospective applications in your industry, please contact one of our representatives who all are eager to assist researchers and product designers in choosing the best products for their specific projects.
Stock and Customization (Click to Read)
Component Supply stocks production quantities of 316 stainless steel wire in standard lengths of 36 inches and 72 inches in the diameter sizes indicated on the chart below. In our commitment to the work of our researchers and product designers, we offer this wire in small quantities for testing purposes and provide custom fabrication services. With specifications and/or a drawing, we can provide a timely estimate for customization. This material can be bull nosed, rounded and chamfered. In addition, we possess the capabilities to bend this wire based on customers' angle and radius requirements as well as make multiple and compound bends. Round Plastic Storage Tubes are available for organizing and safely storing straightened wire after it is cut.
Quality Assurance (Click to Read)
Material certifications are available for all our stainless steel wire products. Please request certification at the time you place your order.
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