Offering robust strength, corrosion resistance, and an aesthetically pleasing appearance, 316 stainless steel is a suitable material to hold things together when the going gets tough. KD Fasteners manufacturers standard and custom flat head socket cap screws from this material for demanding industrial applications.  

What’s A Flat Head Socket Cap Screw? 

It’s a threaded fastener used to secure the mating parts or panels of an assembly or upper-level tool. It features a cylindrical flat socket head and hexagonal drive hole. The flat head design permits driving when the appropriate space for wrenches or sockets isn’t available. The screw sits flush with the mating part’s surface upon insertion. Tightening occurs when torque is applied to the screw head.

Unless otherwise specified, the screw head is clean. This provides a smooth and aesthetically pleasing appearance. 

Benefits Of 316 Stainless Steel

316 stainless steel is an austenitic material with elevated amounts of chromium, nickel, and molybdenum. Commonly called food- or marine-grade steel, it’s manufactured using precision forming and drawing processes. Alloy 316 exhibits a variety of unique characteristics.

Other characteristics of 300 series stainless steel include:

  • Enhanced Corrosion Resistance
  • Easy To Clean
  • Withstands High Temperatures
  • Sanitary
  • Excellent Aesthetic Appeal
  • Heightened Structural Integrity
  • Great Purity

With a high amount of molybdenum, the material offers improved resistance to chloride pitting and saltwater degradation. It’s non-magnetic in the annealed condition but can become magnetic when cold-worked or welded. 

Superior performance attributes and an easy-to-clean surface make 316 stainless steel suitable for use as flat head socket cap screws in many industries. Here are some examples: 


The 316 Stainless Steel Fastener Experts

As a leading fastener manufacturer, KD Fasteners can deliver 316 stainless steel flat head socket cap screws in standard and metric sizes with many head styles

No Job Is Beyond Our Capabilities 

An off-the-shelf product isn’t always suitable for every application. KD Fasteners is happy to produce custom 316 stainless steel flat head socket cap screws upon request. 

Our experts work with you to develop the best flat head socket cap screw for your application. They’re capable of solving any joining issue, regardless of the operating conditions or functionality requirements. Factors taken into account during the design phase are performance, fitment, longevity, and safety. Manufacturing gets underway when the design is finalized. We leverage innovative technology, experienced machinists, and expert engineering to make high-performance fastening products quickly and efficiently. 

Please reach out to us for more information about 316 series stainless steel flat head socket cap screws. We’re happy to discuss your needs further.