Technical Threads manufactures domestic 316 SS studs for use in all types of industry.

There are many common applications– but one of the most popular use for 316 SS stud bolts is in piping flanges.

316 is the second most common fastener used in the piping and heavy construction industry. It differs from the more common 304 stainless by using molybdenum, making it a good choice for applications involving chlorides.

316 SS is a material, it is not a specification. Technical Threads can manufacture studs in this material to several common specifications including ASTM A193 Grade B8M, ASTM F593G CW 1, ASTM A320 Grade B8M and ASTM F593G CW1. Additionally, many commercial applications simply specify 316 SS as a material grade, and we can manufacture studs to this requirement, with certifications.

The water and waste water construction industry is one of the largest users of 316 SS stud bolts. In addition to flange applications, wall sleeves and anchors are two extremely common applications for 316 SS studs.

A subset of 316 stainless is 316/L. The “L” is a low carbon variation that was intended to combat carbide precipitation that sometimes results from welding. However, certain chemicals and industrial environment standardize on 316L as a requirement for many materials, including fasteners. Technical Threads can provides 316L studs from our inventory, as well as 316L hex cap screws and 316L hex nuts.
Contact us today with your requirements, and we will be glad to assist. Additionally, we stock the corresponding nuts and hex cap screws.