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.

Jonas Gustavsson to leave Sandvik

Jonas Gustavsson to leave Sandvik

Jonas Gustavsson, President of the business area Sandvik Machining Solutions, has recently made the decision to leave Sandvik to take on the position as President and CEO of ŠF, an engineering and consulting company listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.
New product area within Sandvik Machining

New product area within Sandvik Machining

A new product area called additive manufacturing has recently been formed within Sandvik Machining Solutions’ business area.
Tecomet installs Hermle 5-axis machining centres

Tecomet installs Hermle 5-axis machining centres

Sheffield-based Tecomet, formerly Symmetry Medical, has recently installed three Hermle trunnion-type 5-axis machining centres for manufacturing stainless steel medical components.

GEORG present new machining centers

GEORG presents the new horizontal machining centers of the series ultraturn MC at this year's AMB in virtual reality: In the "GEORG-Cinema" visitors will be equipped with 3D glasses which allow them to experience a machine longitude up to 30 m within one`s reach.

New CoroMill® 316 from Sandvik Coromant

The new CoroMill® 316 generation of exchangeable-head milling cutters from Sandvik Coromant enhances the company’s established Solid Round Tools portfolio by bringing higher levels of versatility and productivity to machining operations in ISO P (steel) and ISO M (stainless steel) materials.

Airbus awards Aequs A320neo contract

Airbus has recently contracted Aequs Aerospace, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aequs Private Limited, to supply over 100,000 titanium machined parts for the A320neo (new engine option) programme, as a further boost to the ‘Make in India’ programme.

Raccortubi Norsk inaugurates new warehouse in Aberdeen

Raccortubi Norsk, Raccortubi Group’s most recent acquisition, has moved into new premises on Blackburn Business Park in Aberdeen.

New machining center for PCX Aerostructures

Cam-Tech Manufacturing, a division of PCX Aerostructures LLC, a supplier of highly engineered, precision, flight critical and structural assemblies for rotorcraft and fixed wing aerospace platforms, has recently completed the installation of a new state-of-the-art machining centre allowing for expanded production of high quality, large format aircraft parts at their Texas facility.

CNC machining & short run manufacturing

newsitemLindsay Machine Works Inc. excels in the area of short run manufacturing. A local food processing plant has hired Lindsay Machine Works Inc.

WEC Group invests in new machining technology

Engineering and Fabrication Specialist WEC Group is investing over GBP 2M on nine new, state-of-the-art machining technology to strengthen its supply chain. This follows GBP 3M of investments to relocate WEC Machining to a purpose built 33,000ft2 production facility in Blackburn, Lancashire, with room for expansion.


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.