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Type 416 Stainless SteelType 416 Stainless Steel

Martensitic Stainless Steel Alloy with added Sulphur

Type 416 stainless is a martensitic steel alloy with added sulphur - this gives the alloy excellent machining properties, infact, they are best of any stainless steel.

The added sulphur also improves non-galling characteristics. However, this performance comes at a cost. Corrosion resistance is limited, as is formability and weldability is poor. Corrosion resistance is at its optimum performance if the alloy is hardened and tempered. Because of their high machinability and low cost of the alloy, Type 416 steels are available in highly tempered, hardened or unhardened forms.

Key Features:

Type 416 stainless steel has the best machining capabilities of any stainless steel, thanks to the introduction of sulphur as a core element. However, such performance is negated in terms of reduced corrosion resistance, formability and weldability.

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 416 Stainless Steel Datasheet

Typical Applications:

  • Automotive components
  • General engineering
  • Washing machine parts
  • Motor shafts
  • Gears
  • Valves & pumps


We offer Type 416 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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