316 stainless steel washers are flat round discs with a hole in the middle. These washers provide a bearing surface to reduce wearing. A fastener's load is also evenly distributed to lessen the deformation of the surface which can result from the tightening of the fastener. 316 stainless steel contains chromium and nickel and has the benefit of high corrosion resistance. Due to such high corrosive-resistance properties, these washers can be used in some salt water applications.
Superior Washer & Gasket Corp. manufactures both 316 and 316 L stainless steel washers. The L in the 316L corresponds to the amount of carbon in the material, which is less than 0.030 carbon content. Superior Washer & Gasket Corp. can customize the washers according to your specifications, utilizing some of the most advanced and automated production equipment available. We also manufacture odd-shaped washers such as the oval and square ID washers, square OD washers, slotted round washers, and discs among others.