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What’s the difference between 304 and 316 graded stainless steel?

What’s the difference between 304 and 316 graded stainless steel?

The simple answer is 316 (Marine Grade) has added molybdenum to the alloy, helping resist corrosion to chlorides like sea water. The technical answer is 304 contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel while 316 contains 16% chromium, 10% nickel and 2% molybdenum. Find out more about our steel materials.