Stainless Steel – Grade 303

Stainless Steel – Grade 303

303 stainless steel is the most machinable among the austenitic grades of stainless steel.

303 stainless steel owes its good machinability to the addition of Sulphur in the alloy. It should be noted that the Sulphur also reduces the corrosion resistance of the steel and slightly reduces its toughness. However. the toughness is still excellent as with other austenitic grades. AISI 304 stainless steel offer higher corrosion resistance than 303. The sulphur present in 303 stainless steel results in poor weldability.

303 stainless stock can be delivered mirror polished if required, Call for details.

Composition of 303

C Mn Si P S Cr Ni
Min 17.0 8.0
Max 0.15 2.0 1.0 0.20 0.15 19.0 10.0

Hardness

Hardness HB Hardness HRC
262 max 27 max

Equivalent grades

BS 970 1991 AISI/SAE Werkstoff
303S31 303 1.4305

 

Stock

Stainless Steel Round bar 303S31 (1.4305)
Bright Drawn

Dia Weight Dia Weight
(mm) per metre (kg) (in) per metre (kg)
3mm 0.06 1/8″ 0.06
4mm 0.10 3/16″ 0.14
5mm 0.16 1/4″ 0.25
6mm 0.22 5/16″ 0.39
7mm 0.30 3/8″ 0.56
8mm 0.40 7/16″ 0.77
10mm 0.62 1/2″ 1.00
12mm 0.89 9/16″ 1.22
14mm 1.22 5/8″ 1.56
15mm 1.40 11/16″ 1.89
16mm 1.59 3/4″ 2.25
18mm 2.01 7/8″ 3.07
20mm 2.48 1″ 4.03
22mm 3.00
24mm 3.57
25mm 3.88

Stainless Steel Round Bar 303S31 (1.4305)
Smooth Turned/ *Bright Ground

Dia Weight Dia Weight
(mm) per metre (kg) (in) per metre (kg)
25mm* 3.88 1″ 4.03
30mm* 5.58 1 1/8 “ 5.07
35mm 7.60 1 1/4 “ 6.25
40mm* 9.93 1 3/8″ 7.57
45mm 12.56 1 1/2″ 9.01
60mm 22.30 1 5/8″ 10.60
50mm* 15.50 1 3/4″ 12.20
1 7/8″ 14.10
2″ 16.00
2 1/8″ 18.10
2 1/4″ 20.30
2 3/8″ 22.60
2 1/2 25.00
2 5/8″ 27.60
2 3/4″ 30.30
3″ 36.00

 

Stainless Steel Round Bar303S31 (1.4305)
Rough Turned

Dia Weight Dia Weight
(in) per metre (kg) (in) per metre (kg)
3 1/4″ 42.90 4 3/4″ 91.70
3 1/2″ 49.80 5″ 102.00
3 3/4″ 57.10 5′ 1/2 123.00
4″ 65.00 6″ 146.00
4 1/4″ 73.40 7″ 199.00
4 1/2 82.30

 

Stainless Steel Hexagon bar 303S31

Size (in) Weight per metre (kg) Size (in) Weight per metre (kg)
.3125″ 0.43 1.010″ 4.50
.324″ 0.46 1.100″ 5.35
.375″ 0.62 1.125″ 5.59
.437″ 0.84 1.200″ 6.36
.500″ 1.10 1.250″ 6.90
.525″ 1.22 1.300″ 7.46
.562″ 1.39 1.375″ 8.35
.600″ 1.59 1.480″ 9.67
.625″ 1.73 1.500″ 9.93
.710″ 2.22 1.670″ 12.30
.750″ 2.48 1.750″ 13.50
.812″ 2.91 1.860″ 15.30
.820″ 2.97 2.200″ 21.40
.875″ 3.38 2.220″ 21.80
.920″ 3.74 2.375″ 24.90
.9375″ 3.88 2.500″ 27.60

 

All technical information is provided for guidance only, and as such is not to be relied upon in place of the full specification.

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