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Type 302

Stainless Steel

302 Stainless Steel

Type 302 stainless steel is a chromium-nickel stainless steel which is a tough austenitic alloy and finds use in a wide range of industrial applications.

Superior Corrosion Resistance

It is a non-magnetic grade that is not hardenable by heat treating. The alloy has superior corrosion resistance qualities when compared with Type 301, and slightly higher carbon content than Type 304. It is generally used in the annealed condition and is well known for its ease of fabrication and formability. It is an extremely tough and ductile grade and has usage in applications the food and beverage industry, among others.


Type 302 stainless steel is a tough austenitic stainless steel grade with superior corrosion resistance to Type 301 and slightly higher carbon content than Type304. The material is non-magnetic and not affected by additional heat treatment.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Springs
  • Washers
  • Screens
  • Pressure vessels
  • Pressure containing applications
  • Sanitary & cryogenic applications

We stock Type 302 in flats, round bar, plate, sheet, strip and wire.

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.

Additional Info

A technical datasheet for Type 302 is available in PDF file format. To view and download, please click here.

We offer in-house processing options - for more information, please refer to our processing services.

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