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Laser Cut Stainless Steel (316)

For when you need greater resistance to the elements than 304 can provide, 316 stainless steel is here to meet your needs. Stronger, more durable, and more resistant, laser cut 316 stainless steel will bring the muscle to your next outdoor project.

  • Available thicknesses range from .063″ – .250″
  • Laser cut sheet metal (+/- .005″ cutting tolerance)
  • 2-4 day lead time before shipping

Starting from $29

Corrosion Resistant

What is 316 Stainless Steel?

With high amounts of nickel and chromium and a lower carbon count than other stainless varieties, 316 is highly corrosion resistant. Able to remain corrosion resistant across many different environments makes this steel an important material in modern industries.

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What can you make with 316 Stainless Steel?

Our 316 stainless steel is very similar to 304 in application, but this material differs in one major area: corrosion resistance. By alloying molybdenum into its composition, 316 circumvents 304’s common pitfalls when it comes to rusting. Specifically, 316 is adept at resisting corrosion caused by chloride exposure. This means that it’s great for holding tanks that could come into contact with corrosive liquids, such as sea water, or chlorine.

SendCutSend’s laser cut 316 stainless steel will live up to your highest expectations regarding strength and corrosion resistance. While it’s not as easy to machine as 304 stainless steel, it makes up for that in the durability it will bring to your next project. And machining is our wheelhouse, so you just sit back while we laser cut all your 316 stainless steel parts.

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Material Details

.063″ 316 Stainless Steel

Advertised Thickness .063″ | 1.6mm
Gauge 16
Thickness Tolerance Positive .006″
Thickness Tolerance Negative .006″
Cutting Process Fiber Laser
Cut Tolerance .005″
Top/Bottom Finish Identical both sides
Finish 2B
Available Operations
Deburring Yes
Bending Yes
Countersinking No
Tapping Yes
Anodizing No
Plating No
Powder Coating Yes
Hardware No
Design Considerations
Min Part Size .25″ x .375″
Max Part Size 44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size .025″
Min Bridge Size .025″
Min Hole to Edge Size .019″
Tab and Slot Tolerance .010″
Min Bend Part Size .375″ x 1.5″
Max Bending Flat Part Size 44″ x 30″
Max Bend Length 44″
Min Flange Length (Before Bend/Flat Pattern) 90° or less (obtuse) .255″
Min Flange Length (After Bend) 90° or less (obtuse) .314″
Die Width .472″
Effective Bend Radius @ 90° .070″
Max Bend Angle 130°
Bend Angle Tolerance (bend length up to 24″) +/- 1 degree
Bend Angle Tolerance (bend length over 24″) +/- 2 degrees
Bend Deduction @ 90° .1185″
K Factor .34
Bend Relief Depth .153
Minimum Joggle BL2BL @90 Max Flange .324″
Maximum Joggle @90 Max Flange 3.750″
Largest Tap M6 x 1.0
Smallest Tap M2 X 0.4
Min Tapping Part Size 1″ x 1.5″
Max Tapping Part Size 36″ x 46″
Tapping Min Hole to Edge .032″
Min Deburring Part Size .949″ x 3″
Max Deburring Part Size 24″ x 46″
Min Powder Coating Part Size 1″ x 3″
Max Powder Coating Part Size 23″ x 23″
Material Composition Iron (Fe): 62 – 72 Chromium (Cr): 16 – 18 Nickel (Ni): 10 – 14 Molybdenum (Mo): 2.0 – 3.0 Manganese (Mn): 0 – 2.0 Silicon (Si): 0 – 0.75 Nitrogen (N): 0 – 0.1 Phosphorus (P): 0 – 0.045 Carbon (C): 0 – 0.030 Sulfur (S): 0 – 0.030
Density 490 lb/ft^3
Tensile Strength (Ultimate) 100 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield) 63 ksi
Shear Strength 68 ksi
Shear Modulus 11000 ksi
Fatigue Strength 51 ksi
Brinell Hardness 210
Rockwell Hardness 80
Elongation at Break 36%
Elastic Modulus 29000 ksi
Poisson’s Ratio .28
Thermal Conductivity 8.8 BTU/h-ft-°F
Melting Point 2510 °F
Magnetic No
Not sure what some of those properties mean? Check out our Material Properties Cheat Sheet.

Our laser cut 316 stainless steel is guaranteed

We guarantee awesome quality parts. If you’re not 100% happy, we’ll give you a refund or remake on the spot – no questions, no hassle.

SendCutSend offer a 100% money back guarantee on laser cut stainless steel parts

Thickness finish variations

Thicknesses greater than .125″ will have a factory #1 mill finish. When not deburred, the appearance will be dull with visible mill scaling.

Services available for 316 Stainless Steel


We know your projects are multi-dimensional. Get freshly bent metal parts, right off the machine.

Powder Coating

Custom powder coating gives your laser and waterjet cut parts a bold, long-lasting finish and protective layer which provides corrosion, oxidation, and damage resistance.


Utilizing specialized, automated equipment, we precisely laser-cut a hole, create some threading, and send you on your way with your completed part.


Our laser cut deburring/finishing process is included at no cost because we want you to have good-looking parts when they arrive at your door.

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We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush stud, M8 x 1.25, .472" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

Thread SizeM8 x 1.25
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).315″
Minimum sheet thickness0.94″
Maximum sheet thickness.347″
Fastener materialSteel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.378″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole..535″
Recommended panel materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.100″-0.250″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.104″-0.250″

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We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

Thread Size4-40 x .250″
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).168″
Minimum sheet thickness0.040″
Maximum sheet thickness.125″
Fastener materialSteel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.230″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole..314″
Recommended panel materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.048″-0.119″