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medical material

 

316LVM

Description

This stainless steel alloy is a unique nomenclature for Fort Wayne Metals and meets all the requirements of 316LS. Mainly used for permanent implants, 316 LVM’s corrosion resistance is controlled by a reduced carbon content compared to the other 300 series alloys. The material is vacuum remelted, giving it a more uniform chemistry with minimal voids and contaminants.

Chemistry
  ASTM F138
Carbon 0.030
Manganese 2.00
Silicon 0.75
Phosphorus 0.025
Sulfur 0.010
Chromium 17.00-19.00
Nickel 13.00-15.00
Molybdenum 2.25-3.00
Copper 0.50
Nitrogen 0.10
Iron Balance
Mechanical Properties
%CW Y.S.(psi) U.T.S.(psi) % Elongation
(10" gauge length)
0% 45,000 91,000 42%
20% 110,000 123,000 8%
37% 145,000 160,000 2.5%
50% 161,000 176,000 2.2%
60% 170,000 191,000 2.1%
68% 176,000 203,000 2.5%
75% 191,000 218,000 2.6%
80% 186,000 217,000 2.6%
84% 202,000 227,000 2.6%
90% 205,000 238,000 2.6%
93% 212,000 239,000 2.6%
95% 213,000 246,000 2.8%

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End products
  • Suture wire
  • Orthopaedic cables
  • Skin closure staples
  • Catheters
  • Stylets
  • Bone pins
  • Small machined parts