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SS316L or simply 316L is a type of stainless steel.

SS316L is a low-carbon subtype of marine grade stainless steel containing 16-18% chromium, 10-14% nickel, 2.0-3.0% molybdenum, and no more than 0.03% carbon, 2% manganese, 0.75% silicon, 0.045% phosphorus, 0.03% sulphur, and 0.1% nitrogen by weight, with the remainder consisting entirely of iron (by comparison, regular 316 grade may contain up to 0.08% carbon by weight). For many years it was one of the most highly preferred substances for medical devices and implants, but the greater biocompatibility titanium and cobalt-chromium alloys as well as their greater resistance to corrosion have caused 316L to lose favor.

For more information about stainless as a coil material, see the entry on stainless steel wire.

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