Stainless Steel (SS316L)
Stainless Steel (SS316L) is a low-carbon nickel-chromium-molybdenum based steel alloy that combines excellent strength, high ductility, and good thermal properties. With its high resistance to corrosion and pitting, including chemical corrosion, this material is suitable for food-safe applications, wearables, machine components, and medical instruments, amongst others.
|Maximum part dimensions|
250 x 250 x 305 mm
250 x 250 x 275 mm (online orders)
Better than or equal to the industry standards:
See design guidelines for more information on standard accuracy.
Standard: 0.08 mm, Performance: 0.04 mm
|Minimum wall thickness|
Standard: 1 mm, Performance: 0.5 mm
|Minimum detail size|
|Interlocking or moving parts|
GradesBalance performance and efficiency in every project with your choice of Standard or Performance grades.
The all-rounder, where it’s all about technology:
- Ideal for prototypes and simple end-parts
- Form-, fit-, and function-testing
- Strength and density similar to cast parts
- Industry-standard quality requirements
The specialist, for complex production:
- Ideal for complex metal parts designed for AM
- Preferred for applications in demanding environments
- Suited for series production
- Higher strength and density than casting
- Specialized quality test reports available to your specification
|PARAMETER||STANDARD GRADE||PERFORMANCE GRADE||STANDARD||UNIT||METHOD|
|DIN EN ISO 6892-1:2009||>510|
|DIN EN ISO 6892-1:2009||>300|
|DIN EN ISO 6892-1:2009||180|
|DIN EN ISO 6892-1:2009||>45|
|ISO 4287 / AITM 1-00070||<20|
|ISO 4287 / AITM 1-00070||<90|
Actual values may vary with build conditions.
Strong tensions due to part geometry may distort parts, potentially leading to greater deviation in values. Values for surface roughness depend on the orientation of the surface; downward-facing surfaces and surfaces with support will be rougher.
These values show the material characteristics with additional stress relief heat treatment. Extra heat treatment steps or aging for even higher mechanical properties may be possible, e.g. for serial-produced parts.
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