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.

Titanium alloy machining difficulties

According to rare metals supplier Firmetal, titanium alloy material is difficult to machine due to its high strength, hardness, processing required to produce surface hardening layer, low material coefficient of thermal conductivity, small modulus of elasticity, the spring back amount of the cutting machining surface is large, the friction of the cutter knife, adhesive, and adhesive wear.

Sumitomo launches MULTIDRILL MDM series

The recent advancement of compacting and turbocharging technologies for automotive engines due to the improvement of fuel efficiency as well as the expansion of the aerospace market have increased the demand for the drilling of components made from exotic alloys such as stainless steel, titanium alloys and heat-resistant alloys.

AM is a sustainable technology

As an emerging manufacturing process, Additive Manufacturing (AM) not only has the potential to change the landscape for product development, manufacturing and logistics, it can also improve sustainability across a variety of industries.

Göran Björkman is new president at SMT

Sandvik has appointed Göran Björkman as new president of business area Sandvik Materials Technology (SMT) and member of the Sandvik Group Executive Management Team.

Sandvik Coromant has new president

Nadine Crauwels has been appointed as the new President of Sandvik Coromant and will be responsible for continuing to develop the company as the leading supplier of tools, tooling solutions and know-how to the manufacturing industry.

WEC Group invests in sliding head machine

WEC Group has invested in a Citizen L32 multi-axis sliding head lathe as it continues to move forward in the Aerospace industry.

Wall Colmonoy appoints Robert Davies as COO

Robert Davies joined Wall Colmonoy in March 2015, bringing with him 14 years’ experience in strategic, operational and engineering management.

Sandvik appoints Klas Forsström as President

Sandvik Machining Solutions has announced the appointment of Klas Forsström to serve as President and a member of the Group Executive Management, effective April 1, 2017.

WEC spreads its wings to Glasgow

WEC Group Ltd has opened a brand new office in Glasgow, Scotland to facilitate the company's rapid growth. WEC Group's operations primarily took place in the North of England, before expanding to the West Midlands in 2016 when the company acquired Coventry-based HTA Group and opened its first sales office in Stafford.

Dormer Pramet introduces T7325 grade

Dormer Pramet has recently launched the T7325 grade for productive machining of stainless steels. It has been developed to complement the existing T7335 grade, which is recommended for use in unstable machining environments.


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.