Metals and Precision CNC Machining

Precision CNC Machining

Metals and Precision CNC Machining

Part Three

We are continuing our series on common metals used in precision CNC machining processes such as laser cutting, laser engraving, laser etching, milling turning, small part machining and close tolerance machining. Previous articles discussed aluminum, copper, magnesium and flat metals.  We will now take a closer look at steel.

There are many qualities that make steel a preferred material for many precision CNC machining applications.  Steel can be used in milling turning, laser cutting, laser engraving, laser etching, small part machining, close tolerance machining and many other machine shop operations. Steel is structurally sound and maintains its strength and durability when reprocessed. The material is used in everything from weaponry and aerospace parts to medical instruments and appliances.  Different types of steel alloys can be used for varying purposes:

Stainless Steel

Known for its distinct luster, stainless steel is a corrosion resistant material composed of carbon steel, aluminum, and chromium.

Rolled Steel

Hot rolled steel and cold rolled steel can be used in many precision CNC machining processes including milling turning.

Carbon Steel

As its name suggests, carbon steel has a higher carbon content than other types of steel. Because of this, it has a much lower melting point.

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