Which is Higher Grade 304 or 316 Stainless Steel

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316 and 304 stainless steel are austenitic stainless steels, both of them are have good characters such as rust resistance and corrosion resistance. However, there are obvious differences in high temperature mechanical properties and special medium corrosion resistance. HCADTO will tell you the differences between the them:

1. Corrosion resistance: the corrosion resistance of them are similar, but 316 stainless steel has added molybdenum on the basis of 304 for corrosion resistance, so the corrosion resistance of 316 stainless is better when the content of chloride ions is higher .

2. Price: 316 stainless steel has added molybdenum and nickel, so the price is a little higher than 304 stainless steel.

3. Uses: Both 304 and 316 stainless steel are food grade, but 304 stainless steel is usually used in household appliances and household containers, and 316 stainless steel is used in the production of medical equipment and tools.