Machining Stainless Steel

Machining Concepts is a leading provider of precision machining services for numerous industrial applications, including machining stainless steel. With a state-of-the-art facility, cutting-edge equipment, and a team of skilled machinists, we can handle complex machining projects of any size and complexity. Stainless Steel machining requires specific expertise, and we have vast experience and understand the unique properties of this material. We use the latest machining techniques and cutting tools to achieve optimal results while minimizing tool deflection and wear to achieve the required surface finishes.

One of the key advantages of using Machining Concepts for stainless steel machining is our commitment to quality and precision. We follow strict quality control procedures throughout the machining process to ensure that the final product meets or exceeds your expectations – inspecting the raw material before machining, monitoring the machining process to ensure the correct parameters are maintained, and verifying the finished product to ensure it meets all specifications.

Material Types: bar stock, castings, forgings, tubing, and billets

Material Characteristics: stainless steel alloys, including 304 and 316, have excellent corrosion resistance and are widely used in various applications. When it comes to machining, austenitic stainless steel can present some challenges due to its high work hardening rate. However, it can also be precipitation hardened to improve its machinability. It is essential to use the correct tool and cutting speeds to achieve optimal results when machining stainless steel. High-speed steel HSS tools are common and higher feeds reduce tool wear. Stainless steel alloys have good heat resistance and wear resistance, contributing to longer tool life if machined correctly. When machining stainless steel with cemented carbide tools, it is essential to use a slow and steady cutting speed to avoid excessive heat buildup and minimize tool wear. Overall, the machining characteristics of stainless steel can be challenging, but with the right approach and tools, it is possible to achieve high-quality results.

Industries: aerospace, automotive, electrical component, medical device, military, off-road vehicles, and general industrial markets

Other Machining Materials: aluminum, brass, copper, gray-iron castings, Hastelloy, Inconel, maraging steel, Monel, Nitronic 60, Rene 41, stainless steel, steel, titanium, tool steel (A2), Waspaoly, and medical plastics

Contact Machining Concepts today about our CNC machining services or request a quote for your next project!