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Precision-crafted stainless steel wire spools at MGM Industries, the leading metal fabrication shop in Burr Ridge, Illinois, specializing in high-quality monofilament wires for critical medical applications.




302 stainless steel is a versatile and widely used material in the medical industry, owing to its corrosion resistance, strength, and biocompatibility. Its adherence to ASTM standards ensures consistent quality, making it a reliable choice for applications where the integrity of the material is crucial for patient safety and the effectiveness of medical procedures.

Typical Chemistry

  • Chromium (Cr): 17-19%

  • Nickel (Ni): 8-10%

  • Manganese (Mn): 2% max

  • Silicon (Si): 1% max

  • Phosphorus (P): 0.045% max

  • Sulfur (S): 0.03% max

  • Carbon (C): 0.15% max

  • Iron (Fe): Balance 

Use in the Medical Industry:

Medical Devices: 302 stainless steel is commonly employed in the manufacturing of medical devices such as surgical instruments, dental instruments, and orthopedic implants. Its corrosion resistance ensures the durability and longevity of these critical tools.

Implants and Prosthetics: The alloy is utilized in the production of certain implants and prosthetic components. Its biocompatibility, strength, and corrosion resistance make it suitable for applications where the material may come into direct contact with the human body.

Medical Springs and Wire Forms: The spring-like characteristics of 302 stainless steel, coupled with its corrosion resistance, make it an ideal material for the fabrication of springs and wire forms used in medical devices and equipment.

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