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316LS / 316LVM Surgical Stainless Steel Bar - ASTM F138


  • 316LS / 316LVM Surgical Stainless Steel
    316LS / 316LVM Surgical Stainless Steel
  • 316LS Implant Quality

316LS / 316LVM Bar

316LS/316LVM surgical steel is an electro-slag remelted (ESR) or vacuum arc remelted (VAR), low carbon, high nickel and molybdenum version of 316 stainless. The secondary premium melting step imparts improved cleanliness. The chemistry modifications are designed to maximize the corrosion resistance of this alloy and provide a ferrite free microstructure. The alloy is nonmagnetic even after severe cold forming operations.

Standard Industry Specifications

  • ASTM F138

Common Trade Names

  • BioDur® 316LS
  • 316 LVM Surgical Steel

Common Applications

  • Fracture Fixation Devices
  • Bone Plates
  • Screws
  • Intramedullary Nails
  • Surgical Implant Devices
  • Surgical Instruments

Inventory Size Range

  • Bar : 0.1875" - 5.000"

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The technical data provided is for information only and not for design purposes. It is not warranted or guaranteed.

 

 

Chemical Composition of 316LS/LVM Stainless Steel

Element

 

Carbon

0.03%

Phosphorus

0.025%

Silicon

0.75%

Nickel

13% - 15%

Copper

0.050%

Manganese

2.0%

Sulfur

0.010%

Chromium

17% - 19%

Molybdenum

2.25% - 3%

Nitrogen

0.10%

Iron

Balance

Physical Properties of 316LS/LVM

 

 

Specific Gravity

7.95

Density

0.2870 lb/in³

Mean Specific Heat   32-212°F

1200 Btu/lb/°F

Electrical Resistivity  70°

445.0 Ohm-cir-mil/ft

 

Mechanical Properties of 316LS/LVM

Diameter

Ultimate Tensile Strength

In.

Mm

Ksi

MPa

Up to 0.250

0.251-0.500

0.501-1.000

1.001-1.500

1.501-1.750

Over 1.750

Up to 6.3

6.31-12.7

12.71-25.4

25.4-38.1

38.11-44.5

Over 44.5

175

165

155

125

95

85

1207

1138

1069

862

655

586

Condition

% Cold Worked

0.2% Yield Strength

Ultimate Tensile Strength

% Elongation in 4D

% Reduction of Area

HRC Hardness

 

 

Ksi    MPa

Ksi    MPa

 

 

 

Annealed

N/A

36      248

85    586

57

88

88 HRB

Cold Worked

35

48

52

60

70

80

115    793

120    827

123    848

128    883

130    896

137    945

125    862

145    1000

150    1034

160    1103

170    1172

180    1241

18

16

16

16

15

13

72

69

65

62

60

57

26

32

34

36

38

40


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