Threaded Rod in 316 Stainless Steel
Threaded Rods are long rods that are fully threaded from end to end. They are similar to the threaded portion of a bolt but are much larger and do not feature a head. Also known as threaded bars, all-thread, and threaded studs, threaded rods are used to join and stabilize structures or objects, often into ceilings or walls.
Since threaded rod has threading running their entire length, they can fully engage nuts or other female-threaded components, such as coupling nuts or sammy screws. This makes threaded rod excel at tension applications specifically.
Threaded rod in this selection comes in 316 stainless steel. 316 Stainless steel is the second most common grade of stainless used right after 304. 316 Stainless has added molybdenum, which provides the alloy greater corrosion resistance against acids and corrosion than its 304 counterpart.
316 stainless steel is suitable for marine applications or highly corrosive enviroments, especially salt water environments or environments where chlorides are present. Corrosion-resistant and durable, 316 stainless steel is equivalent to the A4 grade of stainless steel.
What is threaded rod used for?
Threaded rods have various applications, effectively being used as a pin to fasten or connect two materials together. They are also used as supports to stabilize structures in some applications.
How is threaded rod measured?
Threaded rod is measured Diameter-Threading x Length. For example, you may find a threaded rod measuring 1/4"-20 x 6ft. The 1/4" is the rod's diameter, the 20 means there are 20 threads per inch of rod, and the 6ft is how long the rod is.
What is stainless steel good for?
Stainless steel is good for general purpose applications, especially those involving water or freshwater. Suppose you need stainless steel for more corrosive environments, such as marine or salt-water applications. In that case, we recommend the 316 grade of stainless steel.
What does 316 mean for stainless steel?
316 is a grade of stainless steel under the 300 series of stainless steel, including 303, 304, and 305. 316 Stainless Steel is distinct from these other grades because it is highly corrosive resistant and well suited to marine applications.
Is 304 or 316 stainless better?
316 stainless steel is better in most ways over 304 stainless steel. 316 Stainless has excellent corrosion resistance, strength, and hardness and is well suited to marine applications. However, it's much more expensive than 304 and is not as formable as 304 either.
Can I use stainless steel threaded rod with nuts of a different metal?
Depends on the material. Some materials, such as zinc plated steel, are safe to mix with stainless steel. However, aluminum is not safe to use because it risks galvanic corrosion of the materials. We recommend keeping like-metals together in applications.