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Type 302 Stainless SteelType 302 Stainless Steel

Chromium Nickel Stainless Steel Alloy

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

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 a 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 is used in applications the food and beverage industry among others.

Key Features:

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.

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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 302 Stainless Steel Datasheet

Typical Applications:

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


We offer Type 302 Stainless Steel in round bar, plate, sheet, wire and tube. We provide processing services at our Head office and 14 service centres across the Group. With more than 30 band saws and a fully automated magazine feed CNC rod blanking line, we can process your material to your specific requirements.

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