The Art of Machining Stainless Steel

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The Art of Machining Stainless Steel

Most precision CNC machining facilities state that they work with stainless steel.  However, doing it well requires special skills, craftsmanship and experience. Today’s article will take an in-depth look at stainless steel, common applications, and what it takes to properly machine this very versatile alloy.

Families of Stainless Steel

There are more than 150 families of stainless steel, each with its own unique set of machining requirements.  Most machine shop operations only handle the five main families of steel – austenitic, ferritic, martensitic, duplex and precipitation hardening. While these are the most common, JW Machine has the experience and capabilities to work with most other types of stainless steel as well.

Everyday Applications

Stainless steel alloys can be milled into wire, bars, coils and even entire sheets to later be used in common items such as hardware, medical equipment, appliances, automotive parts, cookware, escalators and more.

Close Tolerance Machining

Achieving the desired end product requires close tolerance machining by qualified machinists.  The precision CNC machining professionals at JW Machine work with close tolerance part production to .0001”.

JW Machine is a premier ISO 9001:2015 and AS 9100 certified machine shop located in Central Florida. Our team of experienced precision CNC machining professionals deliver prototypes to production manufacturing and contract manufacturing projects for a wide variety of industries including aerospace, defense and OEM parts manufacturing.  Machine shop capabilities include laser engraving, laser cutting, milling turning, close tolerance machining and small part machining.  If you need a reliable team of precision CNC machining professionals, look no further.  Give your friends at JW Machine a call today.