Stainless steel is one of the most popular alloys for many CNC machining applications due to its high tensile strength, durability, and excellent resistance to pitting, cracking, and corrosion. Stainless steel requires little maintenance throughout its lifespan, is hygienic, and can easily be cleaned.
Marver Med regularly machines many different grades of stainless steel. We have the machining experience to manufacture custom stainless steel CNC machined parts to meet any requirement or specification.
Stainless steels are iron alloys with a minimum of 10.5% chromium, which results in exceptional corrosion resistance. Different compositions of alloys can be formulated to create unique types of stainless steel. Each type results in material with specific structural characteristics suited to particular industries.
Series 300 stainless steels are non-magnetic, have a crystalline structure, and are frequently used to machine products. This grade of stainless steel is often used in aerospace, automotive, construction, and many other applications.
Series 400 stainless steels contain chromium and manganese and are magnetic. While not as resistant to corrosion as the Series 300 stainless steels, Series 400 stainless steels are a more cost-effective option and used to manufacture CNC machined products requiring outstanding finishes.
17-4 H900 stainless steel is a precipitation-hardened steel containing chromium and nickel. Its extensive use across multiple industries like food processing, aerospace, medical, chemical/petrochemical, general metal fabrication, and use in marine environments make it a pillar among stainless steels.
Compared to other ferrous-base materials, 13-8 MO stainless steel offers a high level of useful mechanical properties under severe environmental conditions. It is used in aerospace components, landing gear, nuclear reactor components, the petrochemical industry, injection molding equipment, and many other applications.
The versatility, aesthetic appeal, and varying grades of stainless steel make it one of the most common choices in many industries. While it is most applicable in medical or aerospace applications, stainless steel machining is often used to create custom parts for:
Stainless steel is particularly suited to creating CNC machined parts for medical implantable devices, surgical instruments, and other medical components. Stainless steel features antibacterial properties, resists staining, does not deform over time, and is rust-proof. These features reduce the risk of infection from contaminants or surface imperfections.
While aluminum was once the go-to material for the aerospace industry, stainless steel is becoming more prevalent. While stainless steel machined components are heavier than their aluminum counterparts, stainless steel machining creates components with better resistance to corrosion and general wear and tear. Additionally, stainless steel’s resistance to high temperatures makes it an excellent choice for aerospace applications.
Marver Med is an ISO13485:2016 certified manufacturer of custom CNC machined parts for any industry. Our quality standards meet or exceed ANSI/ASQ z 1.4 and Military Standards and Specifications. We provide complete manufacturing services from concept to production through fulfillment. In addition to our stainless steel machining, we also machine:
With over 73 years of high-precision CNC machining experience, Marver Med has the component experience needed for high-quality CNC machined medical devices, implants, and parts for the aerospace and defense industries.Contact us to discuss your stainless steel machining project or request a quote to design your component today.
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