Stainless Steel 304L

Stainless Steel 304L is a low carbon steel with improved corrosion properties.

It is particularly useful as a low-temperature resistance wire with high strength.

Available in sizes down to 0.10 mm.

Physical and Mechanical Properties

Maximum continuous operating temperature in air°C300
Nominal composition%Ni 9.5
Cr 18.8
Fe 69.6
Mn 1.47
Si 0.52
C < 0.03
Density at 20°Cg/cm³7.93
Resistivity at 20°CµΩcm70
Temperature Coefficient of Resistance, 20 – 100°C1/K0.001
Coefficient of thermal expansion, 20 – 300°C1/K20 x 10^6
Thermal conductivity at 20°CW/mK13
Specific heat capacity at 20°CkJ/kgK0.49
Melting point (approx.)°C1390
Tensile strength Rm, 0.5 mm wire – annealedN/mm²670
Elongation at break, 0.5 mm wire - annealed%> 20

The figures given in these tables represent nominal or typical values.

Information contained within this technical data sheet is based upon the general experience of Scott Precision Wire Ltd and is believed to be correct at the time of issue.

No warranty is given or is to be implied from the details above.

Customers are advised to carry out independent tests in order to determine the suitability of any Scott Precision Wire Ltd product for an application.