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SS 316LVM Medical Wire

Discover the benefits of 316LVM stainless steel, a high-purity medical wire alloy with exceptional corrosion resistance. Explore its chemical and mechanical properties for various applications.

316LVM Stainless Steel Properties and Specifications

316LVM alloy is vacuum melted to achieve the high levels of purity and cleanliness required by the medical industry. It has excellent resistance to physiological environments, to general and intergranular corrosion, to pitting, and crevice corrosion.

Chemical Composition (% of weight)
CarbonManganesePhosphorusSulfurSiliconChromiumNickelMolybdenumOther Elements
0.0802.000.0250.0100.7517.00-19.0013.00-15.002.25-3.00W- 0.100
Mechanical Properties
 Full AnnealFull Hard
Yield Strength45,000 psi205,000 psi
Tensile Strength90,000 psi245,000 psi
Physical Properties
Density0.287 lbs/in3
Modulus of Elasticity27.9 x 106 psi
Electrical Restivity740 μohms-mm
Thermal Connectivity16.3 W/m K (100°C)
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