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Type 301 Stainless SteelType 301 Stainless Steel

Austenitic Stainless Steel Alloy

Type 301 is an austenitic stainless steel alloy which offers high strength and good corrosion resistance in mildly corrosive environments at ambient temperature.

Type 301 is suitable for all forms of welding and displays good ductility when cold worked. The alloy can also be readily formed and drawn. Type 301L is the low carbon version of Type 301 and is suitable for applications which require good ductility. High strength combined with excellent corrosion resistance makes 301 stainless suitable for a wide range of applications in sectors such as aerospace, rail and automotive.

Key Features:

Type 301 stainless steel is a high strength austenitic alloy with good ductility properties when cold worked. With excellent corrosion resistance, the material can be easily welded.

Technical Assistance

Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.



Download Type 301 Stainless Steel Datasheet

Typical Applications:

  • Automotive wheel covers
  • Aircraft structural parts
  • Railcar structural components
  • Wiper blade clips
  • Diaphragms
  • Trailer components


We offer Type 301 Stainless Steel in sheet and strip in coil. We also offer processing services throughout the Smiths Group - with more than 30 band saws and a fully automated magazine feed CNC rod blanking line, we can process your material to your exact requirements.

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