Stainless Steel Wire

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Our stainless steel wire are available in various sizes, and are available in custom cut sizes to meet your individual requirements.

  • Available Grades301, 302, 303, 304, 316/316L, etc
  • Available Standards— ASTM, AISI, JIS, ISO, EN, BS, GB,
  • Surface — bright, matt, electrolysis bright, matt, downy, mesh, belt, bright fnished
  • Diameter(mm)—  4mm – 4.0mm

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Qinghe Steel is a custom supplier of wire made from stainless steel, carbon steel, and nickel-based alloy. We can supply round or flat stainless steel wire in a variety of finishes and dimensions, Qinghe Steel also has the capability to provide value added services such as cutting, bending, beveling and get in touch with us today to get a quote on your next project!

Stainless steel wire can be made as round or flat ribbon and finished in a variety of tempers. Common stainless steel wires with good corrosion resistance and high cost performance are 304 and 316 stainless steel wires. Some common stainless steel wire applications include tie wire, pins, lashing, forming wire, filters, gaskets, elevators, safety wire, shaped and flat wire, conveyors, jewelry, springs, brush welding, electrical, wire line, craft wire, and more!

Wire Gauge

  • The standard of stainless steel wire has the following standards according to different stainless steel products:
  • Ordinary low carbon steel hot rolled wire rod GB701-65;
  • Ordinary low carbon steel non-twist controlled cold and hot rolled wire rod ZBH4403-88;
  • High quality carbon steel wire rod GB4354-84;
  • High-quality carbon steel non-twist-controlled cold and hot-rolled stainless steel wire ZBH44002-88;
  • Rope wire rod YB349-64.

In addition, there are domestic stainless steel rods 301, 304, 321, 316, 316L, 410, 416, 420, 430, and other types, including grades that meet ASTM, DIN, and EN standards, and those that apply international standards. Titanium, molybdenum, nickel, tungsten, chromium, and other high-temperature alloys are stainless steel wire.

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Common Specifications

  • Stainless steel cord code S, soft [commonly known as hydrogen stripping] surface is bright, soft, non-magnetic, anti-fatigue, large extension force, and other characteristics. 0.03-5.0mm 301, 302, 304, 304L, 316, 316L, 310, 310S, 321, etc.
  • Stainless steel lightly drawn wire code LD, lightly drawn, after heat treatment, the steel wire is drawn with a small reduction surface. The surface is bright, soft, anti-fatigue, and has the characteristics of certain extension force. 0.03-5.0mm 301, 302, 304, 304L, 316, 316L, 310, 310S, 321, etc.
  • Stainless steel cold drawn wire code WCD, cold drawn, smooth surface, good toughness, wear resistance 0.03-6.0mm 302, 304, 304L, 316, 316L, 310, 310S, 321, etc.
  • Stainless steel spring wire High hardness, strong elasticity, good wear resistance and compression resistance 0.15-5.0mm 302, 304H, 304L, 316, 316L, 310, 310S, 321, etc.

Finish (According to ASTM 480)

  • No. 2D - A smooth, non-reflective cold-rolled annealed and pickled or descaled finish.
  • No. 2B - A smooth, moderately reflective cold-rolled annealed and pickled or descaled finish typically produced by imparting a final light cold-rolled pass using [large diameter] polished rolls.
  • Bright Annealed [BA] Finish- A smooth, bright, reflective finish typically produced by cold rolling followed by annealing in a protective atmosphere so as to prevent oxidation and scaling during annealing.
  • No. 3 Finish is characterized by short, coarse, parallel polishing lines, which extend uniformly along the length of the coil.
  • No.4 Finish is characterized by short, parallel polishing lines, which extend uniformly along the length of the coil. It is obtained by mechanically polishing a No. 3 finish with gradually finer abrasives.
  • No.7 Finish has a high degree of reflectivity and a mirror-like appearance. A No. 4 finish that has been polished to 320-grit is buffed for up to 10 minutes but existing grit lines are not removed. The remnants of fine polishing lines can generally seen by an observer standing several feet from a panel.
  • No.8  Finish  It is produced in the same manner as the No. 7 finish except that the buffing is continued for an additional five to ten minutes. In comparison to a No. 7 finish, the grit lines are much less visible, but they can be seen if the finish is examined closely. The resulting finish is mirror-like but not a perfect mirror.

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Different grades of stainless steel wire

  • 316 stainless steel wire: 316 stainless steel wire has better corrosion resistance than 304 stainless steel, and has good corrosion resistance in the production process of pulp and paper. And 316 stainless steel wire is also resistant to erosion by marine and aggressive industrial atmospheres. 316 stainless steel wire has good oxidation resistance. In the range of 800-1575 degrees, it is best not to use 316 stainless steel continuously, but when 316 stainless steel wire is used continuously outside this temperature range, the stainless steel has good heat resistance.
  • 304 stainless steel wire: It has good corrosion resistance, heat resistance, low temperature strength and mechanical properties, good hot workability such as stamping and bending, and no heat treatment hardening phenomenon. Uses: tableware, cabinets, boilers, auto parts, medical appliances, building materials, food industry
  • 201 stainless steel wire: It belongs to high manganese and low nickel stainless steel, with low nickel content and poor corrosion resistance.


Pay attention to moisture, dust, oil, lubricating oil, as well as surface rust, or poor welding corrosion resistance. When water is immersed between the film and the steel substrate, the corrosion rate is faster than that without the film.Warehouse storage should be placed in a clean, dry and easy to open the air, to maintain the original packaging state, the stainless steel film should avoid direct light, film should be periodic inspection, if the film deterioration (film life of 6 months) should be replaced immediately, if the packing material when pad paper, in order to prevent surface corrosion should be immediately removed pad paper.

Stainless Steel Wire Package


  1. The use of ordinary low-carbon steel hot-rolled disc rods:This kind of wire rod is the most widely used among all types of stainless steel wire rods, and the number used is the largest one. Its main use is in the reinforced concrete structure of buildings, which can be bundled for use.
  2. The use of ordinary low-carbon steel non-twist-controlled cold and hot-rolled wire rods:This kind of wire has high dimensional accuracy, and its surface quality is also excellent, and it has high mechanical properties. and so on, so it is usually used to make processing bolts, screws and nuts and other products.
  3. The use of high-quality carbon steel wire rods: This kind of wire is made of high-quality materials. This product is usually used to make carbon spring steel wire, galvanized steel wire and galvanized stranded wire rope, etc. A range of similar products.
  4. Use of high-quality carbon steel without twist-controlled cold and hot-rolled wire rods:the production technology of this wire rod is relatively excellent, and the products produced have the advantages of high precision and high mechanical properties. It is usually used to make oil quenched and tempered carbon spring steel wire, prestressed steel wire and high-quality carbon structural steel wire, etc. Its use is similar to the third category.
  5. Use of carbon electrode steel wire rod:The main use of this wire is to process it into a welding core for manual arc welding.
  6. Application of stainless steel wire rod for welding: This kind of wire has a very specific and unique chemical composition, its carbon content is relatively low, and its phosphorus, sulfur and other toxic impurities are very small. The content of nickel and chromium is relatively high. This kind of wire is usually used to make electrode steel core and welding wire, etc.

Qinghe Steel stocks a wide range of stainless steel wire sizes for your specific project needs. We offer quick delivery throughout the world. Contact us today to discuss stainless steel wire for your project needs.


What grades are commonly used?
Grades 302,304,316 are most popular due to corrosion resistance. Special alloys like 17-7PH for strength.

What are the common diameters?
Diameters range from under 0.001″ for microfine wire to over 1/4″ for mechanical applications.

What are the mechanical properties?
Tensile strength ranges from 70 ksi for 302 to 200 ksi for 17-7PH. Elongation is around 30-40% depending on grade and diameter.

How is stainless steel wire manufactured?
Cold drawn or rolled from billets/wire rods to achieve final size and surface finish. Drawing improves mechanical properties.

What surface finishes are available?
#1 drawn (bright), #2 drawn (leaving some scratches), #3 drawn (heavier rolls), #4 tumbled/polished, bead blasted or other textured finishes.

What industries utilize stainless steel wire?
Filter media, medical devices, food processing, textiles, automotive exhausts are some major application sectors.

What joining methods are adopted?
Welding with matching filler, crimping or mechanical twisting/clinching connectors are commonly used based on application needs.

What quality certifications are required?
Raw material and finished wire need to conform to ASTM International, EN (European) standards through in-process quality checks.

Who are some leading stainless wire producers?
Bekaert, BS Stainless, Ganpati Stainless, Jindal Stainless, Tata Wiron are global leaders.

How is stainless steel wire priced?
It varies with alloy, diameter, surface finish, length of order and market conditions but is generally higher than carbon steel wire.