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Aminox AS1 Stainless Steel (Type 316L)Aminox AS1 Stainless Steel (Type 316L)

High Grade Machinable Type 316L Stainless Steel

AMINOX AS1 is a closely controlled chemical composition 17% chromium / 12% nickel / 2 molybdenum Type 316L austenitic stainless steel.

The alloy combines moderate mechanical strength with good resistance to corrosion in a wide range of media. Optimum service performance for the product is assured by the application, as standard, of a wide range of testing regimes including hardness, notch impact and intercrystalline corrosion testing. Control of microstructure is effected by measurement of ferrite content and grain size. Forged bar is ultrasonically tested to ASTM A388.

Corrosion Resistance:

The low level of carbon in AMINOX-AS-1 reduces the likelihood of sensitisation during welding sometimes referred to as 'weld decay'. Testing to establish freedom from any propensity to intercrystalline corrosion is performed to ASTM A262-a Practice E or DIN 50914 for 24 hours.

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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 Aminox AS1 Stainless Steel Datasheet

Typical Applications:

  • Components/equipment in oil & gas
  • Chemical/petrochemical plant equipment
  • High performance electrical connectors
  • Pump and valve components
  • Low magnetic permeability equipment
  • General engineering


We offer Aminox AS1 (Type 316L) Stainless Steel in bar. 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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