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A quick look at stainless steel machinability

Stainless steel machinability is a major concern for many engineers dealing with the metal. This is because it is often more difficult to deal with this metal. This is in spite of the fact that it is very much sought after because of its properties and stainless features. It is perhaps because of this toughness and durability that stainless steel is very difficult to work with. There are ways that one can use to make the metal easier to work with. A major way of doing this is by adding extra components such as sulfur which makes the stainless steel easier to grip and machine.


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Common problems with stainless steel machinability

A major problem that arises out of dealing with the tough stainless steel is damage to tools. Whether it is the cutting or grinding of the metal, you need to have even tougher cutting tools that can withstand the toughness of the steel. With this in mind, it is understandable that persons dealing with stainless steel. Cutting or drilling machines are the most affected. When you have a machine that drills or cuts stainless steel, they will need replacements of the bits more often than those of machines used for cutting other softer metals.

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How to find a good stainless steel machining workshop

The first thing that comes to mind when you think about machining stainless steel is the durability and toughness involved. Addition of sulfur is a common aspect that gives stainless steel improved machinability. Good companies such as TOFFOLI SPA have the requisite machines to deal with stainless steel at any level.


We produce a wide range of items made of steel wire. Our products have no sharp edges to guarantee maximum safety, according to the UNI CEI EN ISO 13488 standards. Our products undergo pickling treatments to eliminate any debris from the refinishing processes, as well as other finishing treatments like electrolytic polishing and Rilsan or polyethylene coating.

Toffoli SpA is a certified company. As a matter of fact, we are UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 and UNI EN ISO 14001:2008 certified, and our materials are certified as well.


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