301 Stainless Steel Spring Tempered

301 Stainless Spring Steel Properties

301 Spring Steel is an austenitic stainless steel which offers good corrosion resistance. BSS stocks 301 in tempered and rolled condition in a hardness range of 380-500 VPN. 

This steel offers a high strength and ductility and can be easily welded. 

301 steel falls within BS EN10151, this grade is also known as X10CrNi18-8 or 1.4310 stainless steel.

When to use 301 stainless steel?

301 Stainless Steel has 17% Chromium and 7% Nickel in the composition. This provides a good ductility of stainless steel alloy 301 and allows it to change steel shape without losing strength or breaking. 

A high tensile strength is obtained by cold rolling. 301 stainless steel spring tempered is suitable for use in environments of up to 280 degrees Celsius.

Carbon  – 0.15% max
Silicon – 2% max
Manganese – 2% max
Phosphorous – 0.045% max
Sulphur – 0.015% max
Chromium – 16% – 18%
Nickel – 6% – 8%

AISI / SAE 301
CORE 301
EN / Werkstoff Nr. 1.4310
SUS 301

301 Spring Steel Typical Applications

301 Stainless Steel is widely used for manufacturing components, springs and formed parts without the need for heat treatments. 

It is also used for dental and medical instruments, scrapers and shims. 301 ss or ss 1.4310 is commonly used in the printing and food industries, and for applications where the steel comes into contact with water. 

301 Stainless Spring Steel is suitable for stainless feeler gauge stock, precision foils, stainless springs and parts of higher strength. Type 301 Spring steel is little magnetic and can not be held by magnetic tables of grinding machines.

301 Stainless Spring Steel Sheet Sizes

We supply 301 stainless spring steel in a range of sheet sizes, from 0.05mm to 1.5mm thick. The standard sheet size is 300mm x 1000mm.

We offer various 301 stainless steel plate cut to size options to suit your requirements. Our engineers expertly cut 301 stainless steel sheet to size, just select your exact dimensions when contacting us. 

Alternatively we can supply 420 martenstic suitable for the production of blades and knives. 


We do not supply Mill Certificates with orders, we only supply Certificates of Conformity.