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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.

304 LV



304 VM stainless steel is a high-quality material tailored for medical applications, offering superior corrosion resistance, biocompatibility, and cleanliness. It complies with ASTM standards to ensure its reliability and performance in critical medical environments.

Typical Chemistry:

  • Carbon (C): 0.03% max

  • Chromium (Cr): 18.0-20.0%

  • Nickel (Ni): 8.0-12.0%

  • Manganese (Mn): 2.0% max

  • Phosphorus (P): 0.045% max

  • Sulfur (S): 0.03% max

  • Silicon (Si): 0.75% max

ASTM Standards:

  • ASTM A240/A240M

  • ASTM A276/A276M

  • ASTM A312/A312M

Use in the Medical Industry:

Surgical Instruments: The high corrosion resistance and biocompatibility of 304 VM make it suitable for manufacturing surgical instruments such as scalpels, forceps, and scissors.


Medical Implants: The alloy is used in the production of medical implants like orthopedic implants, pins, and screws due to its excellent biocompatibility and resistance to corrosion in the human body.


Medical Devices: 304 VM is employed in the fabrication of various medical devices and equipment where a combination of strength, corrosion resistance, and hygiene is crucial.


Dental Equipment: The alloy is utilized in the dental industry for the production of tools and equipment, benefiting from its corrosion resistance and ease of sterilization.

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