Stainless Steel 304L

Do you need custom fasteners created with Stainless Steel 304L? Since our inception, Vegas Fastener Group has met every challenge of providing Quality, Timely, Cost-effective solutions for specialty fastener applications. Every product is built to your specifications, using your prints if necessary.

Below are the technical specifications of the Stainless Steel 304L Bar Stock we have available to meet your needs.

AK Steel Austenitic Stainless Steel 304L

Subcategory: Metal; Stainless Steel; T 300 Series Stainless Steel; Austenitic

Close Analogs: Iron content calculated as remainder

Component Wt. %
C Max 0.03
Cr 18 – 20
Fe 65.045 – 74
Mn Max 2
N Max 0.1
Ni 8 – 12
P Max 0.045
S Max 0.03
Si Max 0.75

Material Notes:
AK Steel 304L is an extra low-carbon variation of Type 304, that eliminates carbide precipitation due to welding. AK Steel 304L can be used in the “as-welded” condition, even in severe corrosive conditions. It often eliminates the necessity of annealing weldments except for applications specifying stress relief. It has slightly lower mechanical properties than Type 304.

Information provided by AK Steel

Physical Properties Metric English Comments
Density 8.03 g/cc 0.29 lb/in³
Mechanical Properties
Hardness, Rockwell B 80 80
Tensile Strength, Ultimate 586 MPa 85000 psi
Tensile Strength, Yield 241 MPa 35000 psi 0.2% YS
Elongation at Break 55 % 55 % in 2 inches
Modulus of Elasticity 193 GPa 28000 ksi tension
Modulus of Elasticity 78 GPa 11300 ksi torsion
Electrical Properties
Electrical Resistivity 0.000116 ohm-cm 0.000116 ohm-cm 659°C
Electrical Resistivity 7.2e-005 ohm-cm 7.2e-005 ohm-cm
Magnetic Permeability Max 1.02 Max 1.02 H = 200 Oersteds, Annealed
Thermal Properties
CTE, linear 20°C 16.9 µm/m-°C 9.39 µin/in-°F 0 to 100°C
CTE, linear 20°C 18.7 µm/m-°C 10.4 µin/in-°F to 649°C
Heat Capacity 0.5 J/g-°C 0.12 BTU/lb-°F 0°C to 100°C
Thermal Conductivity 16.2 W/m-K 112 BTU-in/hr-ft²-°F 100°C
Thermal Conductivity 21.4 W/m-K 149 BTU-in/hr-ft²-°F 500°C
Processing Properties
Melt Temperature 1399 – 1454 °C 2550 – 2650 °F