Material: 1.4401

Information about the selected material

Assignment to new and old standards:

Standard Description
EN 10088-3 1.4401 X5CrNiMo 17-12-2
UNS S 31600
AISI 316
BS 316 S31
AFNOR Z7CND17-11-02/Z7CND 17-12-02
DIN 17440 1.4401
SIS 2321

General properties:

Property Rating
corrosion resistance very good
Mechanical properties middle
Malleability good
Weldability excellent
Machinability middle

Mechanical properties:

Property Standard Value
Yield strength (N/mm²) Rp0,2 = 200
Tensile strength (N/mm²) Rm 500-700
Impact strength (J) at 25°C ISO-V = 100
Hardness HB = 215

Physical Properties:

Property Value
Density (kg/dm³) =8,0
Electrical resistance at 20°C (O mm²/m) 0,75
Magnetisability low
Thermal conductivity at 20°C (W/m K) 15
Specific conductivity at 20°C (J/kg K)) 500

Special features

  • amagnetic quality (µ = 1,3)
  • suitable for low temperatures / usable up to 600°C

Main usage

  • Building industry
  • Chemical industry
  • Decorative purposes and kitchen equipment
  • Oil industry
  • Mechanical engineering

Corrosion resistance

The corrosion resistance of 1.4401 is by adding 2-3 % molybdenum significantly better than that of stainless steels like 1.4301 and 1.4307, especially in absence of chlorides. In natural environmental media (water, rural and urban atmosphere), as well as in industrial areas with moderate chlorine and salt concentrations in the food industry and in the agricultural food sector, 1.4401 has an excellent corrosion resistance. 1.4401 is not resistant to intergranular corrosion and seawater.


  • Weldable with or without filler metal
  • Due to the relatively high carbon content, it is possible to form chromium carbides, which reduce the resistance to intergranular corrosion