T-316 Stainless Steel Wire Mesh

T-316 stainless steel is recognized as the second most widely available of all stainless steels in the wire mesh industry. T-316 stainless steel wire mesh is typically considered an alternative grade to T-304 stainless steel wire mesh and preferred in certain circumstances. Particularly, in marine environments and in applications requiring heavy welding, T-316 stainless steel is commonly specified due to its many benefits.

T-316 stainless steel has excellent corrosion resistance, and in particular, performs well in its ability to resist pitting and crevice corrosion in warm chloride environments. The inclusion of molybdenum (Mo) is a major factor for the improved corrosion resistance compared to a T-304 stainless steel counterpart.

T-316 stainless steel is heat resistant and has good oxidation resist resistance to a temperature of approximately 1600oF in intermittent service and to a temperature of 1700oF in continuous service. T-316 SS is also excellent for fabrication purposes – it can be formed and cut to size with appropriate tools and machinery. It also has outstanding weldability, and it is virtually non-magnetic in the annealed condition.

While T-304 stainless steel wire mesh is generally more popular and more readily available in a wide array of specifications, T-316 stainless steel wire mesh is often used and found in applications and industries highlighted below:

  • Marine technologies
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemical processing
  • Food preparation & processing
  • Rubber, plastic machinery
  • Boat & yacht fittings
  • Scientific & laboratory use
  • Automotive
  • Refinery & oil field
  • Aerospace
  • Particle separation
  • General industrial use

T-316 stainless steel is available in both woven and welded constructions – both from stock and through custom manufacturing. Below is the standard chemical composition for T-316 SS commonly used in the wire mesh and wire cloth industry:

T-316 Stainless Steel – Standard Chemical Composition (in %)

Alloy Carbon [C] Manganese [Mn] Phosphorus [P] Sulfur [S] Silicon [Si] Chromium [Cr] Nickel [Ni] Iron [Fe] Others, if Applicable
T-316 0.08 Max 2.00 Max 0.045 Max 0.03 Max 1.00 Max 16.00–18.00 10.00–14.00 Balance Mo = 2.00-3.00, N = 0.10 Max
Mo = Molybdenum; N = Nitrogen

Choose your Mesh:

From 4” x 4” Opening to ¾” x ¾” Mesh

T-316 Stainless Steel Mesh

These T-316 SS specifications offer a relatively large opening size and are generally manufactured to order in either precrimp or welded construction.

From 2 x 2 Mesh to 4 x 4 Mesh

T-316 Stainless Steel Mesh

These T-316 SS specifications are extremely popular, versatile and largely available from stock.

From 5 x 5 Mesh to 18 x 18 Mesh

T-316 Stainless Steel Mesh

The coarse to medium T-316 SS wire mesh specifications featured here are largely available from stock or may require custom manufacturing.


From 20 x 20 Mesh to 40 x 40 Mesh

T-316 Stainless Steel Mesh

The medium T-316 SS wire mesh specifications featured here are largely available from stock or may require custom manufacturing.

From 50 x 50 Mesh to 500 x 500 Mesh

T-316 Stainless Steel Mesh

The fine to ultra-fine T-316 SS wire mesh specifications featured here are largely available from stock or may require custom manufacturing.

From 4.00” to 1.338”

T-316 Stainless Steel Mesh

When choosing a mesh for a specific application, determining the appropriate opening size is essential. The large opening sizes featured here range from 4” to 1-1/4”.

From .937” to .228”

T-316 Stainless Steel Mesh

When choosing a mesh for a specific application, determining the appropriate opening size is essential. The wire mesh specifications featured here range from about 1” to 1/4" in opening size.

From .222” to .060”

T-316 Stainless Steel Mesh

When choosing a mesh for a specific application, determining the appropriate opening size is essential. The wire mesh specifications featured here range from about 1/4” to 1/16” in opening size.


From .059” to .030”

T-316 Stainless Steel Mesh

When choosing a mesh for a specific application, determining the appropriate opening size is essential. The wire mesh specifications featured here range from about 1/16” to 1/32” in opening size.

From .028” to .010”

T-316 Stainless Steel Mesh

When choosing a mesh for a specific application, determining the appropriate opening size is essential. The wire mesh specifications featured here range from about 1/32” to 1/96” in opening size.

From .009” to .001”

T-316 Stainless Steel Mesh

When choosing a mesh for a specific application, determining the appropriate opening size is essential. The fine wire mesh specifications featured here range from about 1/96” to 1/750” in opening size.

Plain Weave/Plain Crimp

T-316 Stainless Steel Mesh

Plain weave/Plain crimp is the standard for mostly all T-316 stainless steel woven wire mesh specifications.

Intercrimp / Lock Crimp

T-316 Stainless Steel Mesh

Intercrimp and lock crimp are popularly used crimp styles for T-316 stainless steel woven wire mesh specifications when an opening size is 1/2” or larger. Contact us for details.

Welded

T-316 Stainless Steel Mesh

Welded at the intersection, T-316 SS welded wire mesh offers excellent strength and rigidity. Contact us for your custom T-316 SS welded

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