The difference between 304 and 316 stainless steel

- May 31, 2018 -

In fact, the difference between 304 and 316 stainless steel cannot be seen with the naked eye. Many people are confused when they see these figures. Today, let's take a look at the difference between 304 and 316 stainless steel.
First of all, 316 stainless steel contains Mo, which is more resistant to corrosion than 304 stainless steel in high temperature environment. Therefore, engineers usually choose parts of 316 materials in high temperature environment.
Secondly, there is a difference between the two in the brand name. 304 stainless steel corresponding to China brand 0Cr18Ni9; The 316 stainless steel corresponds to the Chinese brand 0Cr17Ni12Mo2.
Thirdly, 316 mainly reduces Cr content and increases Ni content and Mo2%~3%. Therefore, its corrosion resistance is stronger than 304, which is suitable for use in chemical industry, sea water and other environments. Likewise, the cost of 316 is also higher than 304.
Actually with the naked eye can not see the difference between 304 and 316 stainless steel, and a more intuitive to distinguish method, using stainless steel liquid medicine were identified, the use of stainless steel liquid method, please click here to view.

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