Steel Milling

Trace-A-Matic specializes in milling steel parts and assemblies using state-of-the-art CNC milling machines, 5-axis machining centers, and high-speed machining operations. Years of experience provide expert knowledge of cutting a wide range of steel alloys, their characteristics, and how the material group reacts when machined. Tool selection, cutting pass depths, mill 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 milling process. This level of skill 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.

Steel Milling
Steel Types and Characteristics:
  • Carbon steel contains carbon and iron, used in a wide variety of applications - mild steel having the least amount of carbon.
  • Alloy includes nickel, copper, chromium, or aluminum, altering the strength and corrosion resistance.
  • Stainless contain chromium and is known for corrosion resistance - 304 and 316 stainless steel alloys being the most common.
  • Tool steel contains tungsten, molybdenum, cobalt, and vanadium, used in cutting and drilling equipment.

Trace-A-Matic is highly skilled in using the correct cutting edges and machine tools to remove material, mill drill, face milling during roughing and finishing machining. The cutting tools, milling cutter, cutting speeds and feed rates, radial engagement, material removal rates, depth of cut, and cutting force are essential to reduce heat, 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!