AISI type 316LVM (low carbon vacumm melt) stainless steel, regarded as a medical grade, this stainless steel is vacuum melted to is vacuum achieve high levels of purity and cleanliness. It has excellent resistance to both general and intergranular corrosion, and pitting and crevice corrosion. The vacuum melt allows for superior surface finish.

AISI 316LVM (LOW CARBON VACUUM MELT)      
SIZE RANGE   0.50mm (.020") up to 2"  
GRADES   50, 100, 200, 500, 1000  
       
CHEMICAL COMPOSTION      
CHROMIUM   17%-19%  
CARBON   .03% MAX.  
NICKEL   13%-15%  
MANGANESE   2% MAX.  
SILICON   .75% MAX.  
PHOSHOROUS   .025 % MAX.  
SULPHUR   .01% MAX.  
MOLYBDENUM   2%-3%  
       
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
TENSILE STRENGTH   80,000 TO 120,000 PSI  
ELONGATION IN TWO INCHES   10%-15.%  
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, HUMAN IMPLANT APPLICATIONS
       

Abbott Ball stanless 316L comparative chart