Stainless Steel Milling

Trace-A-Matic specializes in CNC milling stainless steel parts and assemblies using state-of-the-art CNC mills, 5-axis machining centers, and high-speed cutting tools. Years of experience provide expert knowledge of cutting a wide range of stainless steel alloys, their characteristics, and how the stainless steel material group reacts when machined. Tool selection, cutting pass depths, mill/lathe feed and speed, chip control, and high-pressure coolant are critical in controlling heat generation, which can cause part movement and tool deflection during the machining process. This skill level ensures world-class precision machining that meets or exceeds the most demanding tolerances. The innovative Trace-A-Matic team is always available to review your machining parts and guide you during the design process. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction, providing AS 9100/ISO 9001:2015 certified quality machining resulting in timely turnaround and on-time delivery.

Stainless Steel Milling
Stainless Steel Characteristics:
  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Excellent corrosion resistance - austenitic and duplex grade
  • Ferritic stainless steels contain chromium with low carbon content
  • Austenitic stainless steel adds nickel and represents 70% of production - 304 and 316 stainless being the most common
  • Martensitic holds a high carbon content and is heat treatable
  • Duplex grade adds molybdenum to a combined ferritic and austenitic construction
  • Precipitation hardened stainless combines austenitic and martensitic grade qualities and is heat treatable

Trace-A-Matic is highly skilled in cutting-edge machine tools for roughing and finishing machining stainless steel milled parts and assemblies. The correct tooling and milling cutters, cutting speeds and feed rates, radial engagement, chip removal rates, depth of cut, cutting force, and cutting fluid volume are essential. To reduce heat, work hardening, tool deflection, and prolong tool life. Resulting in precision machined parts to the desired surface finish.

Material Types: castings, forgings, fabricated weldments, billets, bar stock, and plate

Other Metal Milling: aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel, steel, and titanium

Contact Trace-A-Matic today about our CNC machining services or request a quote for your next project!