Stainless Steel Turning

Trace-A-Matic specializes in machining stainless steel parts and assemblies using cutting-edge CNC lathes, 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 this material group reacts when machined. Tool selection, depth of cuts, lathe speed and feed, 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 turning of stainless steel resulting in timely turnaround and on-time delivery.

Stainless Steel Turning
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 at turning austenitic, ferritic, and martensitic stainless steels. Stainless steel can be difficult to machine. Plastic deformation and work hardening may occur with too much heat generated during the machining process. Some grades produce small chips when machined, also referred to as free machining. Interrupted cut management is essential to maintain precision and extend tool life. The proper production processes, machining tool geometry, cutting speeds, feed rate, chip evacuation, and cutting force are essential to reduce built-up edge, heat, and tool deflection. Resulting in precision machined parts to the desired surface finish.

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

Other Metal Turning: 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!