316 and 316L stainless steel are a molybdenum-bearing austenitic stainless steel. 316 series stainless steel contains more nickel compared to 304 stainless steel which gives it a better corrosions resistance compared to 300 series stainless steel. 316 stainless steel can withstand such harsh environments while being exposed to water (fresh and sea), chloride corrosion, and other chemicals such as sulfuric, phosphoric and acetic acids. It also offers good strength and creep resistance while being exposed to subzero temperatures while still maintain mechanical and corrosion resistances.

316 stainless steel hex nuts

Nominal Composition in Percentage:

            Ni                    12.00 

            Cr                    17.00 

            Mo                    2.50 

            Fe                   Balance 

            Si                     1.00 

            Mn                    2.00 

            C                     0.080 

            P                     0.045 

            S                     0.030

KD Fasteners, Inc.® carries an assortment of socket products off the shelf and with the ability to make them per your specifications. We can produce them in small lots and can also handle large quantities as well. We carry them in inch and metric sizes. The style of socket products include the following:

  • Button socket head cap screw
  • Socket cap screw
  • Flat socket cap screw
  • Low head socket cap screw
  • Socket set screw (cup, flat, full dog, half dog, oval, knurled, slotted, and cone point)