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T-316 stainless steel is recognized as the second most widely available of all stainless steels in the wire mesh industry. T-316 stainless steel wire mesh is typically considered an alternative grade to T-304 stainless steel wire mesh and preferred in certain circumstances. Particularly, in marine environments and in applications requiring heavy welding, T-316 stainless steel is commonly specified due to its many benefits.

T-316 stainless steel has excellent corrosion resistance, and in particular, performs well in its ability to resist pitting and crevice corrosion in warm chloride environments. The inclusion of molybdenum (Mo) is a major factor for the improved corrosion resistance versus a T-304 SS counterpart.

T-316 stainless steel is available in both woven and welded constructions - both from stock and through custom manufacturing.

Unit of Measure



N/A 2 in

Wire Diameter

N/A 0.105 in

Width of Opening

N/A 1.895 in

Construction Type

N/A Intercrimp/Lock

% of Open Area

N/A 89.78 %


N/A 0.362 lb/ft²

T316 Stainless Steel - Standard Chemical Composition


N/A T-316 Stainless Steel

Maximum Carbon (C)

N/A 0.08 %

Maximum Manganese (Mn)

N/A 2.0 %

Maximum Phosphorus (P)

N/A 0.045 %

Maximum Sulphur (S)

N/A 0.03 %

Maximum Silicon (Si)

N/A 1.00 %

Chromium (Cr)

N/A 16.00 to 18.00 %

Nickel (N)

N/A 10.00 to 14.00 %

Iron (Fe)

N/A Balance
Molybdenum (Mo)1 N/A 2.00 to 3.00 %
Maximum Nitrogen (N)2 N/A 0.10 %

Industry Focus

Industry Focus

N/A While T-304 stainless steel wire mesh is generally more popular and more readily available in a wide array of specifications, T-316 stainless steel wire mesh is often used and found in the industries.
  • Marine technologies
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemical processing
  • Food preparation & processing
  • Rubber, plastic machinery
  • Boat & yacht fittings
  • Scientific & laboratory use
  • Automotive
  • Refinery & oil field
  • Aerospace
  • Particle separation
  • General industrial use

Additional Information

Additional Information


Darby maintains an expansive inventory of T-316 SS wire mesh, with particular attention focus on standard or market grade specifications. Darby also routinely provides custom manufactured T-316 SS wire mesh.

The items listed on this website represent many of the most requested specifications of T-316 stainless steel wire mesh. These items are available from stock or can be custom manufactured. Should you not see your preferred specification, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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