Wire Performance

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Wire Properties

stainless steel medical wire
Choosing the right alloy for your medical application can be challenging. Use the chart below to determine the spring temper and hyten for the size and alloy wire you are looking for.

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Mechanical Properties for Types 302,304, and 316L





Finished Diameter
(inches)

Type 302 and 304     

   Type 316LVM

 Spring Temper
(KSI)

 Hyten
(KSI) 

 Spring Temper  

 Min

Max

Min    

Max   

Min 

Max 

Up to .009 in. 325  355 425  455 245 275
Over .009 to .010 320 350 420 450 245 275
Over .010 to .011 318 348 418 448 240 270
Over .011 to .012 316 346 410 440 240 270
Over .012 to .013 314 344 405 435 240 270
Over .013 to .014 312 342 400 430 240 270
Over .014 to .015 310 340 395 425 240 270
Over .015 to .016 308 338 390 420 235 265
Over .016 to .017 306 336 386 416 235 265
Over .017 to .018 304 334 384 414 235 265
Over .018 to .020 300 330 380 412 235 265
Over .020 to .022 296 326 380 410 235 265
Over .022 to .024 292 322 - - 235 265
Over .024 to .026 291 320 - - 235 265
Over .026 to .028 289 318 - - 235 265
Over .028 to .031 285 315 - - 235 265
Over .031 to .034 282 310 - - 235 265
Over .034 to .037 280 308 - - 235 265
Over .037 to .041 275 304 - - 235 265
Over .041 to .045 272 300 - - 230 260
Over .045 to .050 267 295 - - 230 260
Over .050 to .054 265 293 - - 225 255
Over .054 to .058 261 289 - - 220 250
Over .058 to .063 258 285 - - 220 250
Over .063 to .070 252 281 - - 215 245
Over .070 to .075 250 278 - - 210 240
Over .075 to .080 246 275 - - 210 240
Over .080 to .087 242 271 - - 205 235
Over .087 to .095 238 268 - - 205 235
Over .095 to .105 232 262 - - 200 230

**All of the spring temper values provided in this table are in accordance with ASTM A313