M & S Spring Company is an experienced custom spring manufacturer that manufactures several types of springs using stainless steel wire because of its mechanical properties and corrosion resistance. M & S Spring Company has the capabilities to work with various stainless steel grades including 302, 304, 316, and 17-7 PH. 316 stainless steel has a higher heat resistance and better corrosion resistance than 302/304 alloy wire, but it has a lower tensile strenghth. Our 316 stainless steel springs are cold drawn and meet ASTM A 313 standards. These 316 stainless steel springs are best used in corrosive environments that require minimum impact or load strength.

316 Stainless Steel Spring Types

M & S Spring manufactures several types of 316 stainless steel spring products including:

316 Stainless Steel Spring Applications

316 SS springs are found throughout many applications. Here are some common applications where these springs are used:

  • Medical products and processes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food-processing and handling
  • Aerospace products
  • Semi-conductors
  • Consumer products
  • Heat exchangers

AISI 316 Stainless Steel Spring Wire Properties

Nominal Chemistry Cr 16.-18%
Ni 10.-14.%
Mo 2.-3.%
Minimum Tensile Strength
psi (MPa)
Modulus of Elasticity
psi (MPa)
28 (193)
Design Stress % Minimum Tensile 40
Modulus in Torsion
psi (MPa)
10 (69.0)
Maximum Operating Temperature 550°F/288°C
Rockwell Hardness C35-45
Specifications ASTM A 313