Precision CNC Machining Materials
CNC Machined Components Made with Aluminum, Stainless Steel, and More
Determining which CNC material will work best for your component or prototype can be difficult if you’re unaware of what’s available. Owens Industries is experienced in machining a wide variety of components from hundreds of different materials including aluminum and stainless steel. It’s extremely important that you pick the metal or alloy that’s applicable and can work efficiently in your application’s typical environment.
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- 7085 Aluminum - a heat treatable, forged material commonly used for aerospace and aircraft component parts.
- Alloy Steel – an iron and carbon composition with other elements intentionally added, including manganese, chromium, vanadium, nickel, or tungsten. Alloy steels are typically divided into two categories: high alloy and low alloy.
- Aluminum – a high-quality silver metal that’s soft, lightweight and durable. Aluminum is commonly used for 5-axis CNC machining in military and aerospace applications.
- Brass – a metal alloy made of copper and zinc, made with varying proportions to create a range of brasses with varying properties. Brass has decent strength and electrical conductivity when used in machining parts.
- Bronze – an alloy comprised of copper and tin, and it offers a wide range of properties such as high ductility, hardness, thermal conductivity, strength and workability. Bronze is often used to manufacture nuts, bolts, threaded parts, bearings, bushings, screws, and more.
- Carbon Steel – a metal alloy of carbon and steel, but could also contain nickel, copper, or manganese. Carbon steel is commonly used for axles, gears, shafts, rails, pipelines, couplings, and more.
- Copper – a common metal used in manufacturing electrical equipment such as wiring and motors. Copper requires specialized processes for manufacturing, meaning copper alloys are more common in machining components.
- Hardened Steel – medium or high carbon steel that has been given heat treatment to temper it, or increase the toughness of the steel. How hard the steel becomes depends on the amount of carbon present in the metal, and it’s typically used to make power shovels, nozzles, surgical instruments, and other manufactured parts.
- Hastelloy – a strong nickel-chromium-iron-molybdenum alloy resistant to corrosion. Hastelloy steel is often used to manufacture contour rings, rings, hubs, flanges, shafts, and other manufactured products.
- Haynes - a nickel-chromium-tungsten-molybdenum alloy that has impressive strength in high temperatures. Haynes also has superb resistance to oxidizing environments up to 1149°C for long periods of time.
- Inconel – an alloy containing oxidation-corrosion-resistant materials well suited for service in extreme environments. Inconel is often used in gas turbine blades, seals, combustors, rotors, and other motor shafts.
- Invar – an alloy of iron and nickel often used in manufacturing office appliances. Invar has the lowest thermal expansion among all metals and alloys in the range from room temperature up to approximately 230°C.
- Kovar – a nickel-cobalt ferrous alloy with thermal expansion characteristics. Kovar is often used to manufacture electronic devices such as light bulbs, vacuum tubes, and cathode-ray tubes.
- Maraging Steel - steels that possess qualities of toughness and strength without losing ductility. These steels are iron-nickel alloys with additions of cobalt, titanium, molybdenum, and aluminum.
- Molybdenum - a silver-colored metal that is resistant to corrosion but can be deformed into a thin wire without losing its strength. Molybdenum is often used for machining parts necessary in the aerospace industry.
- Monel - a collection of nickel alloys made up of mostly copper and nickel. Monel is commonly used to manufacture Military and Aerospace machining components necessary for successful practices.
- Nickel 200 - a nickel alloy that has high corrosion resistance and can be used in temperatures up to 315°C. This nickel alloy can be hot formed into any desired shape and can also be formed cold by any method.
- Stainless Steel – a popular industrial alloy used in a wide variety of industries. Stainless steel is used to manufacture handles, medical devices, lab instruments, automotive parts, weld ferrules, and more.
- Stavax - a premium stainless steel commonly used for small and medium-sized inserts and cores.
- Titanium – an element alloyed with iron, aluminum, vanadium, and molybdenum. Titanium has high tensile strength and is often used in industries such as aerospace, marine, aircraft, and more.
- Tungsten – an alloy with a high melting point and is often used in aerospace applications. Tungsten has excellent resistance to sticking or welding, and outstanding resistance to metal transfer and electrical erosion.
- VIM VAR - the combination of Vacuum Induction Melting and Vacuum Arc Remelting. This process is used to melt high-grade steels or special metals with electromagnetic induction and remelt consumable electrodes with an arc.
- Waspaloy - a superalloy that is commonly used in high-temperature applications such as gas turbines. Waspaloy can withstand temperatures of roughly 980°C.