AISI type 316L stainless steel has a lower carbon content than 316 stainless, which gives it even higher corrosion resistance than the excellent resistance of type 316. Both types offer excellent resistance to sulphuric acid compounds. Applications for type 316L balls include Jewelry and medical uses.

AISI 316-L      
SIZE RANGE   0.50mm (.020") up to 2"  
GRADES   50, 100, 200, 500, 1000  
       
CHEMICAL COMPOSTION      
CHROMIUM   16%-18%  
CARBON   .03% MAX.  
NICKEL   10%-14%  
MANGANESE   2% MAX.  
SILICON   1% MAX.  
PHOSHOROUS   .045 % MAX.  
SULPHUR   .03% MAX.  
MOLYBDENUM   2%-3%  
       
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
TENSILE STRENGTH   80,000 TO 120,000 PSI  
YIELD STRENGTH   45,000 PSI  
ELONGATION IN TWO INCHES   10%-15.0%  
REDUCTION IN AREA   55.0%-65.0%  
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY   28,000,000 PSI  
DENSITY   .287 LBS./CU.IN.  
       
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS      
CORROSION RESISTANCE   EXCELLENT  
MAGNETIC   NO  
       
GENERAL USAGE      
JEWELRY. MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
       

Abbott Ball stanless 316L comparative chart