Common Uses for 316 Stainless Steel

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Known for its resistance to corrosion and other elements, 316 stainless steel is a common option for many of Alliant Metal’s customers. This go-to product is a great option within so many industries because it can easy apply within a number of settings. Knowing the limits and needed durability of your metals is essential to making smart financial decisions, and there are a few industries that often need this longevity in their metal surfaces.

Marine environments. With the mixture of both water and salt being a constant battle of anyone who is constantly on the water, 316 stainless steel is a smart option for anyone hoping to combat the elements of the ocean.

Medical implants. Patients and doctors both hope for successful surgeries, and one way to ensure success is by using 316 stainless steel. Replacement surgeries that include pins and screws often use this material to avoid deterioration or second surgeries in the future.

Food preparation equipment. Being able to deflect outside elements often means it also keeps keeping its own elements from contaminating outside sources. 316 stainless steel is a metal you can feel safe using when creating meals for customers.

Architecture. When designing a beautiful building or other standing structure, it’s important that it is structurally sound. Metals resistant to the elements are a surefire way to avoid complications found with less resilient metals or wood.

Though the applications of 316 stainless steel is endless, industries that benefit from the structural integrity of this metal are able to complete their projects competently and completely. Alliant Metals has been serving these industries for over 30 years, and knows the importance of offering the best quality materials for our clients. With more questions about 316 stainless steel and its applications, give us a call today at (800) 543-1453.

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