Stainless steels are a versatile alloy of iron widely used throughout the industrial world in countless applications. The alloy is well-known for its high corrosion resistance due to its minimum 10.5% chromium content by weight. But it is more familiar as that shiny, silver-like surface found on many household products in the bath and kitchen.
Advancements in fabrication technology have developed dramatically in the past decades, with precision cutting and deburring services necessary to meet the demanding application requirements for components utilized in the field of medicine, electronics, semiconductors, and aerospace industries. Unfortunately, as stainless steel is cut and shaped, the process creates burrs, tiny nodes, particle residue and sharp… Read more »
Stainless steel is the name of a family of iron-based alloys known for their corrosion and heat resistance. One of the main characteristics of stainless steel is its minimum chromium content of 10.5%, which gives it its superior resistance to corrosion in comparison to other types of steels. Like other steels, stainless steel is composed… Read more »
CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machining is a manufacturing process in which pre-programmed computer software dictates the movement of factory tools and machinery. Using this type of machine versus manual machining can result in improved accuracy, increased production speeds, enhanced safety, increased efficiency, and most of all cost savings.
In determining what grade of stainless steel tubing to select many factors are taken into account. The main requirement for stainless steels is that they should be corrosion resistant for a specified application or environment. Strength and fabrication characteristics are also taken into consideration. There are more than 60 grades of stainless steel. However, the entire… Read more »
All steel is carbon-based, but stainless steel contains chromium at 10% or more by weight. It is the addition of chromium that gives the steel its unique stainless, corrosion resisting properties. Stainless steel does not rust because its chromium content gives it passivity. The chromium forms a passive oxide film; it repairs the surface layer… Read more »
What is Wire EDM? Wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) is a manufacturing process whereby a desired shape is obtained by using electrical discharges between an EDM wire and an electrically conductive material such as stainless steel.
There are more than 60 grades of stainless steel. Stainless steel is essentially a low carbon steel which contains chromium of 10% or more by weight. It is the addition of chromium that gives the steel its unique stainless, corrosion resisting properties. Austenitic 304 and 316 stainless steels are considered surgical or medical-grade stainless steels,… Read more »
One of the primary considerations in the selection of material is the corrosion resistance and one of the best materials to be selected for this reason is stainless steel due to the natural tendency of the metal to be passive. What is passivation? Passivation is the treatment of the stainless steel with an oxidizing chemical… Read more »
Metal pipe and tubing are everywhere in automotive, aerospace, industrial, architectural, research, and medical applications. Aluminum and stainless steel are common pipe and tube materials, and each has attributes that make it the right choice for a given industry. Choosing the Right Metal When you’re choosing a tubing material, the choices might seem overwhelming; both… Read more »