304LV Stainless Steel UNS S30400

This low carbon austenitic stainless steel is initially electric-arc melted and is then Vacuum Arc Remelted (VAR). This refinement to the purity and homogeneity of the metal produces an high reliability product.

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This austenitic stainless steel is initially electric-arc melted. This low carbon version of 304V Stainless Steel is then Vacuum Arc Remelted (VAR) in order to minimize voids and contaminants while yielding a more uniform chemistry. Very popular in the medical field, this refinement to the purity and homogeneity of the metal produces an high reliability product. The low carbon helps minimize/eliminate carbide precipitation during the welding process


Chemical Composition of 304LV

ElementMin %Max %
Iron (Fe)
Manganese (Mn)
Chromium (Cr)
Silicon (Si)
Nickel (Ni)
Sulfur (S)
Carbon (C)
Nitrogen (N)
Phosphorus (P)

Mechanical Properties of 304LV

Room Temperature (Annealed):

Tensile Strength483 MPa70,000 PSI
Yield Strength173 MPa25,000 PSI
Elongation (at break)40%40%
Hardness (Rockwell B)92 HRB Max.92 HRB Max.

Available Metal Product Forms

  • 304LV Strip
  • 304LV Foil
  • 304LV Ribbon
  • 304LV Round Wire
  • 304LV Fine Wire
  • 304LV Flat Wire

Tempered Condition:

304LV can be cold rolled to various tempers. Contact Ulbrich Technical Service for additional information.

Finishes for 316LS

#1Hot rolled annealed and descaled. It is available in strip, foil and ribbon. It is used for applications where a smooth decorative finish is not required.
Dull finish produced by cold rolling, annealing and descaling. Used for deep drawn parts and those parts that need to retain lubricants in the forming process.
#2BSmooth finish produced by cold rolling, annealing and descaling. A light cold rolling pass is added after anneal with polished rolls giving it a brighter finish than 2D.
#BABright annealed cold rolled and bright annealed
#CBACourse bright annealed cold rolled matte finish and bright anneal
#2Cold Rolled
#2BASmooth finish produced by cold rolling and bright annealing. A light pass using highly polished rolls produces a glossy finish. A 2BA finish may be used for lightly formed applications where a glossy finish is desired in the formed part.
Various grit finish for specific polish finished requirements.

* Not all finishes are available for all alloys - Contact Ulbrich Sales for more information.

Wire Finishes

Inquire with Ulbrich Wire for wire finishes.


For best results refer to: SSINA's "Welding of Stainless Steels and Other Joining Methods".

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranty: In no event will Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals, Inc., be liable for any damages arising from the use of the information included in this document or that it is suitable for the 'applications' noted. We believe the information and data provided to be accurate to the best of our knowledge but, all data is considered typical values only. It is intended for reference and general information and not recommended for specification, design or engineering purposes. Ulbrich assumes no implied or express warranty in regard to the creation or accuracy of the data provided in this document.

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