Stainless Steel Rods
Type 303 is highly corrosion resistant and non-magnetic. It has non-galling and non-seizing qualities which allow for easy machining and is better for lighter equipment if welding is not required. When cold worked, can become slightly magnetic. Free machining for heavier cuts in automatic machining operations. Corrosion resistant to atmospheric exposures, sterilizing solutions, most organic and many inorganic chemicals, most dyes, nitric acid and foods. Machinability is 70% (1212 crs = 100% and 1018 crs = 78%). Length tolerances are +/-1 in.Type 316 is the best corrosion resistance of the standard stainless steels. Resists pitting and most chemicals used in paper, textile and photographic industries. High temperature strength. Non magnetic. Length tolerances are +/-1 in.