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Stainless Steel Machining

Wisconsin Metal Tech has built a reputation as the go-to source for stainless steel machining. Our team has deep expertise, and we understand the unique demands and challenges that come with precision machined parts.

stainless steel machining

We’re a leader in precision stainless steel machining and finishing. Our team of experts has a wealth of knowledge and experience enabling us to consistently produce top-quality parts and components.

We have 30 years of experience in the machining and finishing of precision stainless steel parts. This is the core of our business, and we have developed a deep understanding of the unique challenges and requirements that come with working with stainless steel.

Our team is highly skilled and experienced in this field, and we have the necessary equipment and processes in place to deliver high-quality parts that meet your exact specifications.

Our machining processes are designed to handle the close tolerances and high cutting speeds that are often required when working with stainless steel. This requires a high level of precision and attention to detail, and our team is well-equipped to handle these challenges.

We also have experience working with stainless steel under intense thermal loads, and we know how to maintain the integrity of the material even under these conditions.

In addition to our machining expertise, we also offer a range of finishing services to ensure that your stainless steel parts are ready for use. This includes processes such as polishing, deburring, and anodizing, which can all be tailored to your specific needs.

Our team is skilled at working with the various finishes available for stainless steel, and we can help you choose the best option for your application.

Overall, our focus on precision stainless steel parts sets us apart from other companies in the industry. We have the necessary expertise, equipment, and processes in place to deliver high-quality parts that meet your exact specifications, and our finishing services ensure that your parts are ready for use.

If you have a project that requires precision stainless steel parts, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about how we can help.

Stainless Steel Machined Parts

CNC machining is a manufacturing process that utilizes computer numerical control (CNC) technology to produce parts with precise dimensions, excellent mechanical properties, and high accuracy and repeatability. This process can be used to produce parts from both metal and plastic materials using 3-axis or 5-axis CNC milling machines.

The versatility of CNC machining allows us to produce a wide range of parts for various industries and applications, including aerospace, automotive, and medical devices.

  • High-speed CNC machining equipment calibrated to maintain the cutting, machining and fine finishes demanded by stainless
  • Highly skilled machinists with thousands of hours experience working with stainless steel
  • Complete project management
  • Appropriate handling and packaging to eliminate damage during shippings
  • Competitive materials pricing due to long-term supply relationships
  • Wisconsin Metal Tech can supply hard-to-find stainless steel bars, rods, rounds and other products.

Types of Stainless Steel

There are several types of stainless steel, each with unique characteristics that make them suitable for different applications. The three most common types of stainless steel are:

Austenitic: This type of stainless steel is non-magnetic and has a high corrosion resistance. It is the most widely used type of stainless steel and is often used in the food and medical industries.

Ferritic: This type of stainless steel is magnetic and has a lower corrosion resistance compared to austenitic stainless steel. It is often used in automotive and architectural applications.

Martensitic: This type of stainless steel is also magnetic and has high strength and wear resistance. It is often used in the aerospace and defense industries.

History of Stainless Steel

The history of stainless steel dates back to the early 1900s, when metallurgist Harry Brearley of Sheffield, England was attempting to develop a corrosion-resistant alloy for use in gun barrels. In 1913, he stumbled on a stainless steel alloy while conducting experiments with high-chromium, low-carbon steel. The alloy was found to be highly corrosion resistant and strong, and Brearley, initially at least, began producing it for use in cutlery.

Over the next few decades, the production and use of stainless steel expanded rapidly, with the development of new alloys and production methods. In the 1930s, stainless steel was used in the construction of the iconic Empire State Building in New York City, and in the 1950s, it began to be used extensively in the aerospace and defense industries. You can read in more detail about stainless steel here.

Stainless Steel Machining Applications

Stainless steel is used in a variety of applications due to its corrosion resistance, strength, and durability. Stainless steel machining refers to the process of cutting, shaping, and finishing stainless steel materials through the use of specialized tools and equipment. Some common applications of stainless steel machining include:

Medical Equipment

SS used in the manufacture of medical equipment due to its corrosion resistance and non-toxic properties. This includes items such as surgical instruments, hospital beds, and medical implants.

Food Processing

Used in the food processing industry due to its ability to withstand high temperatures and its non-reactive nature. This includes equipment such as food processing machinery, storage tanks, and utensils.

Aerospace/Defense

Stainless steel is often used in the aerospace and defense industries due to its high strength and durability. This includes aircraft and missile components, as well as defense systems.

Automotive

Stainless steel machining is commonly used in the automotive industry for a variety of applications, including exhaust systems, brake lines, and engine components.

Construction

Stainless steel is often used in the construction industry for its corrosion resistance and aesthetic appeal. This includes applications such as cladding, roofing, and structural components.

Marine

Stainless steel is widely used in the marine industry due to its corrosion resistance and durability. This includes applications such as shipbuilding, offshore drilling, and marine equipment.

Recreational

Commonly used in the recreational industry for its corrosion resistance and durability. Applications include: outdoor furniture, playground equipment, and pool components.

Power Generation

Stainless is commonly used in power generation facilities for its corrosion resistance and durability. This includes applications such as heat exchangers, pumps, and valves.