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Stainless Steel Machining

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Stainless Steel Machining

In terms of machinability of stainless steels in comparison to carbon steel or ferritic steel, Stainless Steel have a low degree of machinability generally speaking.

In many cases machining of stainless steels can result in the work hardening of a material and dependant on the Cutting tool built-up and a high degree of wear can be observed on the profile of a cutting tool.

Machining of stainless steels requires a greater force in chip forming or the process is made more difficult by the high strength of these materials.

Dependant on the type of stainless steel selected for machining the properties of machinability can be enhanced without jeopardising properties such as corrosion resistance and mechanical strength.

The type of machining application combined with the desired machined surface finish, are inputs in deriving the most suitable grade of cutting tool. Selecting the most suitable cutting tool has become a black art especially when each tool cutting sales representative believes there latest Chinese manufactured tool or insert is the best.

This black art is always looking to improve the tool life, reducing heat in the cutting process which can result in the reducing the hardworking of a material. If you are looking for access to 25+ years of machining of stainless steels experience, engage the team at ALNO CNC Machining to cut your Stainless steel

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