416 Stainless Steel UNS S41600

Type 416 stainless steel is a martensitic, free machining grade that can be hardened by heat treating to increase strength and hardness.

Full Name
Business Address

Wire, AMS 5610, ASTM A582, QQ-S-764, Mil-W-5263


Type 416 stainless steel is used for shafts, axles, gears, screws, bolts and any part that requires considerable machining. Should not be used for vessels under high pressures.


Type 416 stainless steel is a martensitic, free machining grade that can be hardened by heat treating to increase strength and hardness. The alloy exhibits machinability that is better than austenitic grades but sacrifices corrosion resistance.

Chemistry Typical

Carbon: 0.15 max
Phosphorus: 0.060 max
Silicon: 1.00 max
Manganese: 1.25 max
Sulfur: 0.150 min
Chromium: 12.00-14.00

Physical Properties

Density: 0.282 lbs/in3 7 .80 g/cm3

Electrical Resistivity: ohm-cir-mil/ft:
At 70 °F (21 °C): 343.0

Specific Heat: BTU/lb-°F (J/g-°C):
32 - 212 °F (0 - 100 °C): 0.110 (0.460)

Thermal Conductivity: BTU-in//hr-ft2-°F (W/m•K)
At 200 °F (94 °C): 172.8 (24.9)
At 1000 °F (538 °C): 198 (28.5)

Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion: µin/in-°F (µm/m-°C)
32 - 212 °F (0 - 100 °C): 5.50 (9.90)
32 - 600 °F (0 - 316 °C): 5.60 (10.1)
32 - 1200 °F (0 - 649 °C): 6.5 (11.7)

Modulus of Elasticity: KSI (MPa)
29.0 x 103 (200 x 103) in tension

Melting Range: 2700 - 2790 °F (1488 - 1530 °C)


Sheet, Strip, Plate - Inquiry with Ulbrich Stainless Steel Sales Wire - Profile, Round, Square Rectangular cross sections - Inquiry with Ulbrich Shaped Wire Sales

Mechanical Properties at Room Temperature

Properties: Annealed

Ultimate Tensile Strength: 75 KSI min (517 MPa min) Yield Strength: 40 KSI min ( 276 MPa min) Elongation: 30 % min

Properties: Tempered

Type 416 can be cold worked to various tempers. Contact Ulbrich Shaped Wire Technical Service for additional information.

Additional Properties

Corrosion Resistance

Refer to NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) for recommendations.

Wire Finishes

XC - Extra clean bright annealed or bright annealed and cold rolled Grease - Ultra-bright finish (for decorative applications) Soap - Soap is not removed from tempered wire to act as a lubricant.

* Contact Ulbrich Wire with special finish requests.

Heat Treatment

Type 416 can be hardened by cold working and by heat treatment.


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.

Get a Quote

Thanks for your interest in Ulbrich! Whether you're developing a new product or ramping up production, we'll be happy to learn more about your specific needs. Please fill out the form below, and we will promptly get back to you with a quote or, if needed, a request for more information.

  • Product

  • Contact information

  • Request Details

  • Additional criteria and file



Thank you!

Form submitted successfully. Someone from Ulbrich will be in-touch with you soon.


Which product or service are you interested in?

To ensure your request gets routed to the right Ulbrich team, let us know which
metal product, or service you're looking to source.