Machining

Stainless Steel Machining

Stainless steel, renowned for its durability and corrosion resistance, presents unique challenges and opportunities in the machining realm. In this intricate dance of cutting tools and metal, each pass shapes the future of intricate components and robust structures. This category page provides news and articles on fabricating and machining stainless steels, unveiling the secrets to achieving optimal results. From understanding the material’s characteristics and selecting the right tools to mastering cutting or polishing techniques.

Stainless Steel Machining and fabrication news

Below you can read product news from companies specializing in machines and tooling for the manufacture, fabrication, processing and finishing of stainless steels. If you wish to include your news release on our website and email newsletter, please feel free to contact the editor.

STILFOLD sells “industrial origami” to Georgia Tech

STILFOLD sells its first industrial metal-folding machine to Georgia Tech's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the USA.

Kaltenbach.Solutions signs a deal with Fraunhofer IPA

Kaltenbach.Solutions GmbH has agreed on a strategic partnership in the field of sawing technology with the Fraunhofer IPA in Stuttgart.

AWI purchases wet drawing machine to increase capacity

AWI has purchased a new wet drawing machine that will allow it to significantly increase capacity to take advantage of a rapidly growing order book.

Diablo’s Steel Demon™ Cermet blade for metal cutting

Diablo Tools (Diablo) reinvents the metal cutting industry with an unmatched line of Cermet saw blades designed for extreme durability, longer life and faster cuts in metals and stainless steel.

ESAB unveils Vision T6™ CNC

ESAB has unveiled its Vision T6™ CNC, a next-generation controller for automated plasma and oxy-fuel cutting machines.

Wallwork Group invests GBP 10M in HIP centre at Bury

Wallwork Group is establishing a GBP 10M, state-of-the-art Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) centre at its Bury site.

Hurco DCX22i – prismatic equipment at Jones Nuttall

The Hurco DCX22i twin-column, bridge-type, VMC with eight tonnes table load capacity is now the largest item of prismatic machining equipment.

OSP-P500 supports sustainable process integration

Okuma’s new OSP-P500 raises production to the next level. The smart machine control also includes special safety features to protect against cyber attacks.

IMI Critical Engineering focus on additive manufacturing

IMI Critical Engineering further enhanced its additive manufacturing capacity with the installation of a 3D printing machine at its South Korea facility.

Citizen Machinery join forces with Headland Technology

Citizen Machinery UK has spread its wings to join forces with Headland Technology, based in Victoria.


Stainless steel can be machined using a variety of methods depending on the specific type of stainless steel and the desired outcome. Here are some common methods of machining stainless steel:

Turning: This involves rotating the stainless steel workpiece on a lathe and using a cutting tool to remove material from the surface.

Milling: This involves using a milling machine to remove material from the surface of the stainless steel workpiece using a rotating cutting tool.

Drilling: This involves using a drill bit to create holes in the stainless steel workpiece.

Grinding: This involves using a grinding wheel or other abrasive tool to remove material from the surface of the stainless steel workpiece.

EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining): This involves using stainless steel electrodes and a small electrical charge to erode material from the surface of the stainless steel workpiece.

Laser Cutting: This involves using a high-powered laser to cut through the stainless steel workpiece.

It’s worth noting that machining stainless steel can be more challenging than machining other metals due to its hardness, toughness, and tendency to work-harden. Therefore, it’s important to use appropriate cutting tools and machining parameters to ensure a high-quality finished product.