Stainless steel machining, or the cutting of stainless steel into various shapes, is utilized in many industries, including in aeronautics, shipping, food packaging, paper, automotive, and retail. It can be done through CNC (computer numerical controlled) machines or even manually if only basic shapes are needed.

However, there are several challenges involved in effective machining of stainless steel. Choosing the wrong company to handle stainless steel for your business can lead to a disaster. Learn more about these challenges below.

Poor Machinability Rating

Unlike many metals such as carbon steel, stainless steel does not have a good machinability rating. This is because the metal is gummier, tougher, and work hardens very quickly. Without the proper maintenance and care, it can cause great wear on machines and tools. Using a drill that is going too fast can lead to the destruction of the drill’s tip and work harden any material that is in front of it.

Therefore, when hiring a company for stainless steel machining, it is vital you choose a company that has the experience and tools necessary to successfully manipulate the stainless steel into the form you need.

JBC Machine Can Provide Effective Stainless Steel Machining

We have been manufacturing stainless steel quality parts for over three decades. We have a great deal of experience handling many different types of stainless steel, including the following grades:

  • 303
  • 304
  • 316
  • 321
  • 410
  • 416
  • 420
  • 431
  • 440C
  • 15-5PH
  • 17-4PH
  • 2205 Duplex

If your business requires stainless steel machining services such as threading, boring, 3D milling, or turning, it’s important to choose a company that can provide exquisite accuracy in order for your steel to turn out as you want it. Our CNC lathes enable us to produce exact parts at the highest-quality levels, no matter how intricate the shape or project requirements are.

In addition, JBC Machine is a Gulfstream Aerospace approved vendor, so you know you can trust us with your most crucial projects. Call us at (920) 779-4075 or click here to obtain a quote.

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